Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray Player Is I4U Top 100 Holiday Gift Guide Tip #32

Posted: Sep 19 2008, 12:00pm CDT | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 10:40am CDT, in News | Holiday Gift Guide


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You want the latest in Blu-ray technology, but do not want to deal with a Sony PS3 console in your living room? The Panasonic DMP-BD50 is the answer. The BD50 features the latest Blu-ray profile 2.0 (BD Live) support and as another added value has an integrated decoder for lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats.
This means you can keep your existing Audio Receiver and still enjoy the new audio quality the new formats available on Blu-ray discs offer.
There are actually very few BD Live Blu-ray players available. Samsung has a couple that are BD Live ready, but still need a firmware upgrade. The Panasonic BD50 is ready for the new Blu-ray discs with downloadable content out of the box.

For Whom:
Anyone interested in making the switch to Blu-ray but doesn't want to hastle with a video game console.

The Good:
Blu-ray Profile 2.0 Out of the Box
Integrated Decoder for lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats
Not a game console

The Bad:
If Sony is still not done with the Blu-ray format and will enhance it again some point, you are not as flexible as with the PS3.

Where to Buy:
The Panasonic DMP-BD50 Blu-ray is available on for $521.82. Compare Prices on other retailers here.

See all our top 10 gift tips in the Hometheater Components Category. Explore all our Top 100 Holiday Gift Tips 2008.

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