Blu-ray Hits The Streets: World's First Portable Available This Month
No matter how you dice it, June is going to be huge for technology announcements and launches. One exciting announcement this week was the the availability of the Panasonic DMP-B15, the first stand-alone Blu-ray player to hit the market. It will be available later this month for $799.99.
Panasonic's portable Blu-ray player features a 8.9-inch WSVGA screen and PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus technology, which enhances color sharpness. The Blu-ray player also includes Panasonic's VIERA Cast, which provides access to a variety of web content including Amazon Videos-on-Demand, YouTube, Google Picasa Web Album(TM), Bloomberg and a weather channel. When your Blu-ray collection gets old, you can browse for something else to watch. The Blu-ray player also features BD-Live for downloading enhanced movie features. Internet connection is made via LAN port.
The rechargeable battery lasts for 2 1/2 hours. When you're done roaming and decide to plant yourself down on the couch, the B15 connects to your HDTV via HDMI cable and doubles as a component Blu-ray player. It can also transmit HD Audio to a home theater receiver for crisp surround sound. The player includes a Micro SD memory slot.