Before you get too excited, let's talk about that whole 3D thing. The new BD-C8000 is a portable Blu-ray player that's 3D capable. The screen of the BD-C8000 isn't. You'll need to attach it to a 3D television in order to get the experience.
Kaleidescape has introduced two new Blu-ray Vaults which will be available starting this winter. The Modular Disc Vault is set for a release at the end of this year. It's capable of holding 100 Blu-ray discs, which means you won't have to get up and switch discs.
The DMP-BDT100, Panasonic's latest Blu-ray player, is a smaller and faster unit, designed for a release later this year. How much smaller? According to Panasonic's unnecessarily precise press release the BDT100 is 1-17/32 inches smaller than the BDT350. Apparently that last thirty-second of an inch is the clincher.
Blu-ray recorders, for whatever reason, just never took off in America like they did in Japan. Overseas they're incredibly popular – popular enough to necessitate a significant expansion of the format.
The BX580 doesn't do anything remarkable and new. It doesn't introduce some new feature that revolutionizes the industry and it won't shock you with its functionality. LG's latest Blu-ray player simply does everything you'd expect a Blu-ray player released in 2010 to do.