Secaucus (NJ) – Panasonic today introduced the second generation of its DMP-BD10 Blu-ray player, which offers virtually the same feature as its predecessor, but sells for less than half of its price.
The feature set of the player remains virtually unchanged. The price reduction even comes with the addition of dts-HD and Dolby True HD capability, which was not supported by the old model. At the core of the player, there is still a 297 MHz 14 bit Video D/A converter with 4X oversampling and support for BD-J for interactive applications.
Bust despite the price drop, some first generation Blu-ray players are already selling for less than $500 across the Internet: At the time of this writing, Samsung’s BD-P1000 was available for around $460 from several online stores.