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Panasonic DMP-BD30 will support Final Profile 1.1

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Now that it is mandatory for Blu-ray players to have the necessary hardware to support Final Standard Profile (1.1), Panasonic has become the first manufacturer to officially announce a player with support for 1.1. The DMP-BD30 will support picture-in-picture, audio mixing and have an SD memory card slot which will allow for playback of HD content in the AVCHD format. The slot will also ...

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#1
I am confused, doesn't HD DVD already have PIP support? Isn't that what the HUD thing in the Transformers HD DVD is?

EDIT: Isn't the PIP thats supposedly going to give Blu-Ray an "edge" in the pictures of Transformers HD DVD listed here:
http://www.amazon.com/Transformers-HD-DV...asin=B00005JPNM


If thats true, and HD DVD already has this PIP feature, why would this give Blu-Ray an edge over HD DVD?

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#2
It is just marketing crapola, if you can't deceive and lie you can't be a marketer. Which isn’t really true but does seem to be the case? It is nice to see more unit’s coming out with PIP though.
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hughjars Suspended account
It has no ethernet connectivity.

So what they're really trying to make a huge song and dance over is no more than a slightly updated interactive CD.

That's it. Whoopeeey, huh!?

.....and if the 'profile 1.0' discs and players won't play properly with 'profile 1.1' discs and players (as Denon said a little while ago) you can bet you won't be seeing too many risking 'profile 1.1' disc releases.
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vinny13 Suspended due non-functional email address
Originally posted by hughjars:
It has no ethernet connectivity.

So what they're really trying to make a huge song and dance over is no more than a slightly updated interactive CD.

That's it. Whoopeeey, huh!?

.....and if the 'profile 1.0' discs and players won't play properly with 'profile 1.1' discs and players (as Denon said a little while ago) you can bet you won't be seeing too many risking 'profile 1.1' disc releases.
Uh oh! What am I supposed to do now!? My DVD player doesn't have internet :S

Is it really necessary? I see it as just one more wire to get tangled, and another hole to drill through the floor...
#5
For some reason i think this feature is not that new. I am sure i have seen this before.
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