updated 12:15 pm EDT, Tue May 15, 2007
Panasonic has officially released its latest Blu-Ray player, the DMP-BD10A. The primary upgrade is the support of 7.1 surround formats, namely DTS-HD and Dolby TrueHD, both of which are becoming increasingly prevalent. DTS, Dolby Digital and Digital Plus are supported as a matter of course.
The player can also read the H.264 video codec, and be controlled through a single button when matched with compatible Panasonic EZ-Sync components. Some buyers, however, may be persuaded by the player's disc bundle, which includes five titles: Crash, Fantastic 4, Transporter and the first two Pirates of the Carribean movies. The BD10A should be available today for $600.