toggle

AAPL Stock: 118.73 ( -2.57 )

Printed from http://www.macnn.com

Panasonic to bring Blu-ray recorder to the US in 2009

updated 05:10 pm EDT, Tue October 14, 2008

Panasonic BD burner in '09

Panasonic will bring a Blu-ray recorder and player combo to the US market in the first half of 2009, according to a Tuesday report from HD Guru based on a trip to the CEATEC convention in Japan. While no other details are known about the recorder itself, prices in Japan for the recorders that use Blu-ray laser technology have dropped significantly, with the report having a Sharp Blu-ray burner priced at the equivalent of about $800.

Backing up the dropping prices of Blu-ray recorders is Sony's announcement early last month, when the electronics giant launched six Blu-ray recorders, though they cost the equivalent of between $1,000 and $2,600.

In related Panasonic news, the company showed a prototype of its 3D Plasma TV at CEATEC. As previously reported, the company is working in conjunction with the Blu-ray Disc Association to develop a 3D consumer HDTV system industry standard.




by MacNN Staff

POST TOOLS:

TAGS :

toggle

Comments

Login Here

Not a member of the MacNN forums? Register now for free.

toggle

Network Headlines

Follow us on Facebook

toggle

Most Popular

Advertisement

Recent Reviews

HP 14-x030nr 14-inch Chromebook

If you're like us, chances are you've come to realize that you need the ability to access the Internet on the go. Also, you've prob ...

15-inch MacBook Pro with Force Touch

Apple's 15-inch Retina MacBook Pro continues to be a popular notebook with professional users and prosumers looking for the ultimate ...

Typo keyboard for iPad

Following numerous legal shenanigans between Typo -- a company founded in part by Ryan Seacrest -- and the clear object of his physica ...

toggle

Most Commented