Blu-ray news

  • LG BD390 Blu-ray player includes built-in Wi-Fi

    LG BD390 Blu-ray player includes built-in Wi-Fi

    We've already seen the entry-level LG BD370, but now we've gotten a glimpse of the step-up Blu-ray player in LG's 2009 line-up: the BD390.

  • Panasonic makes your Blu-ray discs portable

    Panasonic makes your Blu-ray discs portable

    While DVD players are virtually everywhere and portable DVD players are cheap, when you buy a Blu-ray disc you're typically limited to watching it in your home theatre. The Panasonic DMP-BD15 looks to address this; it is the first portable Blu-ray player and it's also designed to be used easily around the house with a built-in stand.

  • Panasonic rolls out Blu-ray and VHS players

    Panasonic rolls out Blu-ray and VHS players

    Panasonic's new players, the DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80 and DMP-BD70V are mostly incremental updates to the existing Blu-ray players, except for the addition of VHS playback on one of the players. 5

  • Samsung's wall-mountable BD-P4600, DB-P3600 with Wi-Fi dongle

    Samsung's wall-mountable BD-P4600, DB-P3600 with Wi-Fi dongle

    The Samsung BD-P4600 is a wall-mountable Blu-ray player, unveiled at CES this year. 4

  • Sharp intros two new sub-US$300 Blu-ray players

    Sharp intros two new sub-US$300 Blu-ray players

    In case you didn't know, Sharp makes Aquos Blu-ray players, and it's got two new models lined up for the first half of 2009, the BD-HP22U and BD-HP16U. 1

  • CES 2009 preview: Home entertainment

    CES 2009 preview: Home entertainment

    For the last few years, the format war between HD DVD and Blu-ray has monopolised home entertainment coverage at CES. Now that HD DVD is dead, we can finally get back to focussing on new technology, rather than which studios are backing which format. Blu-ray should have a big presence, along with its new competitors, internet-powered video-on-demand boxes.

  • Sony cuts costs, but not brand problems

    Big layoffs may save pennies, but they won't fix what's really wrong with the Japanese consumer electronics giant. 5

  • Sony promotes new Blu-ray players, format

    Sony promotes new Blu-ray players, format

    Sony has unveiled two new Blu-ray players this week cheaper than the PlayStation 3, and announced plans to promote the Blu-ray format. 1

  • Digital downloads and Blu-ray 'will co-exist'

    Digital downloads and Blu-ray 'will co-exist'

    Rather than kill Blu-ray, industry experts say that digital downloads will complement the movie format, as content makers find new ways to accommodate consumers' needs.

  • Panasonic range focuses on 1080p and plasma

    Panasonic range focuses on 1080p and plasma

    Panasonic has unveiled its 2008 range of televisions and home theatre in Sydney with HD recorders and plasmas high on its priority list.

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