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.
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