Released to the US market in October last year, the BD30 features Final Standard Profile, which adds new and enhanced features to compatible Blu-ray discs. For example the Picture-in-Picture feature displays a sub-screen within the main screen while an Audio Mixing function lets the user switch the playback sound between the main screen and the sub-screen.
The Blu-ray player offers an image resolution of 1920 x 1080, playback of 24 frames per second (fps) and Panasonic's Pixel Precision Progressive Processing. Users will also benefits from a HDMI v1.3 output, which allows digital audio and video signals to be transferred together using the same cable, and high-quality surround sound from advanced formats including Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD.
The BD30 is currently available on amazon.co.uk for £349, although with a shipping time of “between one and two months” it won’t be coming through your letter box as soon as you might like.
The BD30 will finally be launched in the UK