The Day After Tomorrow to Blu-ray

Readers at Techno Station know that we have already entered in Blu ray era. Blu ray is coming into play faster than expected. Today, Sharp has unveiled two new slim Blu-ray players from its AQUOS series – the BD-HP21U and the BD-HP50U. The next generation in home entertainment technology, Blu-ray players are built to give a full digital 1080p video output when combined with AQUOS HDTV LCD TVs claims Sharp.

BD-HP21U’s comes with a quick start feature that allows the users to view there video from the Blu-ray discs within 10 seconds without the touch of a button. It also sports a support for HDMI cable connection via the AQUOS LINK feature. This feature also allows the users to control the AQUOS TV screen and the player with the same remote.

Delivering full HD 1080p video and analog and digital outputs, it also has support for JPEG images which can be viewed in a slideshow from the recorded CD-RW/R. It is also capable of DVD up-conversion. The audio output of the BD-HP21U is equally amazing as the video output, powered by Dolby TrueHD and DTS HD Master Audio via the HDMI connections. The player is also capable of decoding the Dolby Digital Plus for optimum surround sound. The price of the BD-HP21U is suggested to be $349.99.

The Sharp BD-HP50U is another powerful AQUOS Blu-ray player with full digital 1080p video output, 1.3 digital output. It delivers 1080p/24Hz high-definition, high-quality picture. Capable of delivering high fidelity audio, decoding Bitstream output Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio and Dolby Digital Plus, the BD-HP50U also has the Quick Start feature. It is compatible with the standard DVDs and has support for formats including BD-ROM/RE/R, DVD Video, DVD-RW/R, DVD+RW/R, and Audio CDs and also support for JPEG images. It also comes with a RS-232C port. The BD-HP50U will be available at $449.99 MSRP.

Earlier this week, Pioneer has launched its first Blu-ray player to support the BD-Live feature for access to internet and network-based content and it looks to be an exceptional marvel of engineering.

On the other hand, films are already coming on Blu ray. Fox has done a wonderful job bringing The Day After Tomorrow to Blu-ray. So how would you see this movie? This is already on my wish list.

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