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Panasonic updates Blu-ray player

Hannover (Germany) - Panasonic rolled out its second-generation Blu-ray player at Cebit today. The new DMP-BD10A replaces the DMP-BD10 and improves the audio capabilities of its predecessor.

According to the manufacturer, the new player supports the 7.1 channel surround sound formats Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD. In the case of TrueHD, the company promises studio-master sound quality delivered by the lossless audio codec.

In contrast to the first-generation device, the DMP-BD10A also supports discs that contain AVCHD movies shot with HD video cameras.

Pricing of the new player has not been announced, which probably means it will cost an arm and a leg.