Panasonic introduces two new Blu-ray players with BD-Live

Panasonic Corporation of North America has shown off two new Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55, at this year's CEDIA Convention. While both devices offer improvements in video and audio with enhancements such as "True-to-Life Colors" and HD Audio Decoders (Dolby® TrueHD, Dolby® Digital Plus and DTSTM-HD Master Audio Essential), one of the most anticipated features, for the general consumer, has to be the included BD-Live support.

With a BD-Live capable player and a Blu-ray movie which also supports the feature, viewers can use their Blu-ray player to connect to the internet to download additional subtitles, images related to the movie, and other digital content. In addition to such bonus features, users will also be able to take part in interactive games, including multiplayer games, which are linked to bonus content related to the movie.

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gee... with all these changes in the spec I think I'll jus wait until they stop bringing out new "profiles" and someone brings out a mother of all blu-ray which can play them all!!
my money's on LG.

There are no additional profiles. 1.1 added PiP (BonusView) and 2.0 is online. Even if you have a 1.0 BD player it will still play all the movies and most of the extras.

LG's are incredibly buggy machines.

PS3s are all BD Live capable BTW.

So they're adding support for something that was unfortunately standard on HDDVD, the downloading of extra content etc (Transformers for example). They will probably charge an arm and a leg for it too

Can someone please explain this BDLive? I've done a quick search and didnt get much more than which players are compatible.

also supports the feature, viewers can use their Blu-rau player to connect to the internet to download additional subtitles

So when are these Blu-rau players coming out? lol

I like the idea of being able to download updates for movies and such, but aren't these players turning into a computer, rather then just a player?

My mistake on the typo. I'm so used to spell checker marking Blu-ray as incorrect (since I never added it to the dictionary), that I just over looked it.

everything is a computer these days... next thing they will allow you to download firmware for your toaster when a new range of bread comes out

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everything is a computer these days... next thing they will allow you to download firmware for your toaster when a new range of bread comes out :)

I'm thinking they'll make a talking AI toaster that constantly asks you if you would like toast. Because it offers toast. Hot, delicious toast.