Chinese Blu-ray Player in the Works

Posted by Dave Cowl on January 8, 2008 
Filed Under: Blu-ray, Format War

While I can’t release any details, today I was ‘leaked’ a brochure for a Chinese manufactured Blu-ray Disc player. The player is currently being demonstrated to invited guests at the company’s suite at CES.

According to the tentative specifications, this player will be HDMI 1.3 and 1080p capable. While it features 5.1 analogue outputs, it appears to decode Dolby Digital and DTS only – no advanced codecs are mentioned. The player is apparently based on a Sigma Designs core.

Sorry that I can’t be more specific, I don’t want to upset my source on this one. I will attempt to get in the loop regarding any formal press information on this unit.

One thing I can assure you – the cheaper price point players are coming.

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7 Responses to “Chinese Blu-ray Player in the Works”

  1. paulw on January 8th, 2008 12:42 pm

    Is it region free??

  2. Dave Cowl on January 8th, 2008 12:59 pm

    I imagine it conforms to all BDA requirements. It is formally licensed.

  3. Devils Advocate on January 8th, 2008 3:15 pm

    Its called Funai!!

  4. Merrick97 on January 8th, 2008 3:16 pm

    Its called Sylvania!!

  5. The Guardian on January 8th, 2008 7:33 pm

    Funai/Sylvania is Japanese and HAS been publicly announced.

  6. Dave Cowl on January 8th, 2008 7:39 pm

    The Guardian is correct on both counts – Funai is Japanese and is publicly showing their player at their booth with Sylvania branding (does that mean Wal-mart?).

  7. The Guardian on January 8th, 2008 9:00 pm

    Walmart and others (Canadian Tire in Canada for example)

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