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Mitsubishi intros first in-car Blu-ray disc player

updated 04:55 pm EST, Mon February 16, 2009

Mitsubishi in-car Blu-ray

Mitsubishi Electric recently announced that it plans to bring its single-DIN automotive Blu-ray Disc player to the market. The player is just a third of the volume of the company's home theater Blu-ray disc player. The prototype of the unnamed player (shown) will fit into a car's standard, 1-DIN radio fitting, and the player supports BD-ROM, BD-R and BD-RE discs. Mitsubishi reached the small size by increasing board density by 150 percent and reducing the thickness of mechanical parts while improving the anti-vibration performance.

The unit's spin disturbance was reduced to 20 percent that of its home products, and a damper was deemed unnecessary after carefully reviewing the mechanical design of the player. The BD player is expected to be part of the Mitsubishi navigation systems in cars, despite it using a Linux operating system in contrast to the navigation systems' Windows CE OS.

No information as to whether Mitsubishi will sell the player as a standalone option or build it into its vehicles, and pricing information or more specific release information is likewise unknown.

Also, Mitsubishi claims it is working on developing a technology that lets a moving vehicle receive digital terrestrial TV signals at speeds up to 125mph thanks to four antennas. [via Tech-On]

by MacNN Staff



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