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Philips unveils new Blu-ray players

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Philips has showcased its latest range of Blu-ray players – the ‘7000’, ‘5000’ and ‘3000’ series players, alongside a new portable model.

The ‘7000’ and ‘5000’ series models are both 3D ready, with the 7000 also offering upscaling thanks to Philips’ ‘Cinema Perfect HD engine’. The ‘3000’ series is designed as an entry-level player. For those on the move, the portable option (pictured) accommodates a 1080p, 9 inch 16:9 LCD screen, perfect for delivering the full Blu-ray experience.

The ‘7000’ and ‘5000’ series systems also both feature the new ‘Philips Smart TV’ technology, which enables users to stream content from their smart phones, laptops or tablets and also access the internet via the unit.

For more info visit Techradar.

CES Round-up – Part two

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Welcome back to this week’s second slot dedicated to the latest Blu-ray offerings from the 2011 Consumer Electronics Show.

Panasonic

Panasonic showcased a range of Blu-ray players this year, the pinnacle of which was an impressive 3D Blu-ray player, the DMP-BDT210, which went onto win not one but two CES awards for innovation in design and engineering. Its ground-breaking features include a 2D-to-3D up-conversion which can convert 2D images from DVDs and Blu-ray discs into 3D. For information on all the features visit Panasonic.com

Alongside this, Panasonic and Skype announced a partnership to offer Skype’s video-calling facilities on Panasonic’s new Blu-ray players.

For more information visit Lcdtv.net.

LG

LG Electronics introduced its 2011 line-up of Network Blu-ray players, and leading the way was its BD690 model. A 3D-capable player with LG SmartTV and an integrated 250-gigabyte (GB) hard drive, it promises to provide consumers with a simple-to-use interface and access to thousands of movies, customisable apps and videos at the touch of a button.

With Wi-Fi becoming less of a premium feature on Blu-ray players, LG also unveiled its BD640 and BD630 Blu-ray players, offering entry-level functions for buyers on a tighter budget.

For details of all LG’s models visit Cnet.com.

Philips

Philips announced on-demand Web content and Internet apps will be available on its 2011 Blu-ray players and home theater systems. All devices will allow access to services like Netflix, Facebook, and Twitter, and its new 3D models, the BDP7506 and BDP5506, will also feature touch-screen controls.

Philips also announced the launch of a dual screen portable Blu-ray player for those who want to enjoy BD’s from the comfort of their car. The PB9011 features two nine-inch 16:9 widescreens, 1080p playback and the ability to output to a TV when you’re not in the car.

For more info visit Pocket-lint.com.

We’ll be sure to bring you further news regarding all these new devices throughout the year so stay tuned for more details.

Blu-ray Emmy® Winners Honoured at CES 2011

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Back in November we brought you fantastic news that the Panasonic Corporation, Royal Philips Electronics, Sony Corporation and TDK Corporation were soon to be presented with an Emmy® Award on behalf of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS).

The 2011 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas hosted an exclusive ceremony and each of the aforementioned manufacturers was individually honoured with this prestigious accolade for their outstanding work on development of the Blu-ray Disc format.

‘Winning an Emmy is a real milestone,’ said Wiebo Vaartjes, General Manager of the Philips Audio Video Multimedia Business Group, who picked up the award on their behalf. ‘It’s nice to see the efforts not only of Philips, but of so many other companies who contributed to the development of the format also rewarded. All of these combined industry efforts have allowed us to offer consumers a real breakthrough in picture and sound quality.’

Development of Blu-ray Disc technology started in 1997, with the first prototypes from Panasonic, Philips and Sony being unveiled in 2000. The Blu-ray project was formally announced in 2002, and the Blu-ray Disc Association founded in 2004. Now, over six years later, over 1.4 billion Blu-ray pre-recorded discs, 188 million Blu-ray recordable/rewritable discs, 50 million Blu-ray players, 41 million PlayStation 3s and 25 million Blu-ray PC optical units have been produced.

Visit Philips.com for more information

IFA 2010 in pictures

We’ve been visting the booths at IFA over the last couple of days and wanted to share some images of the biggest and best.

Philips:

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IFA 2010 round-up: Philips

Yesterday Philips held its press conference at IFA 2010, and its Blu-ray players and 3D Cinema LCD HDTVs are set to wow Philips’ fans…
Philips 3D Cinema 21.9 Platinum
Cinema fans everywhere will be jumping for joy at the latest news from Philips, who yesterday announced its 3D Cinema 21.9 display. The LED backlight technology makes for an extremely pleasant viewing experience, and although the set itself is 59-inches, the design is sleek and slimline and would make a welcome addition to your living room.
T3 has the full story.
Philips releases its latest Blu-ray Disc player
Philips also revealed the latest addition to its Blu-ray player range with the introduction of the new BDP-9600 Blu-ray player. This latest addition features NetTV, allowing content from the intenet to be viewed on the big screen. Slashgear has a selection of exclusive pictures that can be found here.
For further information on all Philips news from IFA, visit their dedicated press page.

Philips showcases new BD players at IFA 2009

At its IFA press conference this morning, Philips unveiled a new range of BD players, including a new SoundBar model and several full home theatre systems.

Here are details on the SoundBar from the press release:

For design conscious consumers who demand superior sound and picture, Philips SoundBar with Ambisound is the right choice. The new Philips SoundBar with Ambisound incorporates a complete home theatre system, with integrated high definition Blu-ray Disc playback for sharp images in full HD 1080p and an optional dock for iPod in a single unit. This means you can now enjoy all your entertainment in high definition surround sound and Blu-ray Disc picture quality without having multiple speakers.

And here are details on the top of range Philips HTS7540 full home cinema system:

For consumers with more space, the Philips’ range of home theatre systems offers the best-in-class listening experience combined with high definition Blu-ray Disc playback.

The new Philips Home Theater HTS7540 is a 5.1 system which delivers high definition pictures and surround sound in a stylish design with a high quality aluminium metal finishing.

With its four floor standing pillars, magnetically shielded centre speaker, and the 8” high efficiency subwoofer, the system is truly designed to deliver best-in-class audio quality for all kinds of contents.

The other models in the range come with the same high-quality audio features but smaller set ups.

T3 has posted a round-up of announcements from the Philips press conference here.


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