Audio Video Revolution Forum  

Go Back   Audio Video Revolution Forum > Everything HDTV, High-end Video, HD DVD, Blu-ray and beyond > Blu-ray Players

Blu-ray Players Discuss everything to do with the best in Blu-ray players.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-07-2008   #13
Super Member
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: White Plains, New York
Posts: 1,706
Default Re: Panasonic Announces Pricing for DMP-BD50 $699 MSRP

Quote:
Originally Posted by wes View Post
Sorry what does LOL mean



Laughing out Loud.
deacongreg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008   #14
rex
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 379
Default Re: Panasonic DMP-BD50 lacks adequate memory?!

Quote:
Originally Posted by kennyt View Post
OK, I see the point, but when an SD card of 1G can be had for ~$16, is this a real issue?
Ken, my point wasn't that it is expensive to add memory, but rather that given how inexpensive memory is, it is completely ridiculous that on a player of this price, adequate memory is not built-in, particularly when as the first such player, the BD-live feature is one of the primary selling points.
Sure some users may not care enough about it to bother adding the memory; but having minimum amount required to use the feature built-in would enhance the value of all players without adding anything at all to the cost. A clear design/marketing failure IMHO.
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008   #15
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Seattle
Posts: 47
Default Re: Panasonic Announces Pricing for DMP-BD50 $699 MSRP

As I've been able to glean from a few quick searches, all players supporting BD-J (all players) require system storage for data such as application settings but BD-Live requires another category of memory, local storage, for downloads which can be very large. It would seem that local strorage would require a HDD, a feature that could significantly add to the cost of the player. Could this local storage be on a NAS drive?
CharlyD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008   #16
rex
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 379
Default Re: Panasonic Announces Pricing for DMP-BD50 $699 MSRP

Quote:
Originally Posted by CharlyD View Post
As I've been able to glean from a few quick searches, all players supporting BD-J (all players) require system storage for data such as application settings but BD-Live requires another category of memory, local storage, for downloads which can be very large. It would seem that local strorage would require a HDD, a feature that could significantly add to the cost of the player. Could this local storage be on a NAS drive?
BD-live doesn't require that much storage to need a HD. It only needs 1G which can be in the form of onboard memory, or as in this case, an SD memory card. You are correct that all players support BD-J which is a subset of Java's GEM standard. Java is used to run the menus, and other interactive features on Blu-ray discs. (This is a big improvement on the very awkward and primitive method used by regular DVDs.)
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008   #17
Super Member
 
rlpiii's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: TX
Posts: 506
Default Re: Panasonic Announces Pricing for DMP-BD50 $699 MSRP

I know on the LG BH200, when web-enabled content must be downloaded, you can have it download to either the extra internal memory on the player or to the player's USB port.
rlpiii is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2008   #18
rex
Super Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: U.S.
Posts: 379
Default Re: Panasonic Announces Pricing for DMP-BD50 $699 MSRP

It is entirely possible that extra content may exceed the 1G minimum memory requirement, so the ability to supplement on-board memory with SD storage or USB storage may be very useful. Such extra storage might also be used for locally archiving extra content from multiple discs, though I don't know if this is possible right now.
rex is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Reply

Tags
audio, bdp, bdp50, bdps550, bluray, dmp699, dmpbd50, dvd, msrp, panasonic, s550, series, sony, upnp, wwwpanasonicbdp50com

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Panasonic Plasmas gaffman Plasma and LCD HDTV 16 04-24-2009 05:59 AM
Meter Starts To Tick On Internet Access Pricing Ken S Satellite Receivers, DVRs & Cable Boxes 0 06-10-2008 01:09 PM
Panasonic Introduces Next-Generation Blu-ray Disc Player, the DMP-BD30 AVRevForum.com Blu-ray Players 17 12-09-2007 04:18 PM
Panasonic PT52LCX15 JEnx Rear Projection HDTV 1 08-06-2007 12:00 PM
Special pricing on DVD-Audio and SACD discs from the UK JerryDelColliano Special Offers From Retailers 0 07-10-2007 11:42 AM




SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1