After criticism of the initial movie releases and the lukewarm reception for Samsung’s BD-P1000 deck (which spectacularly fails to justify its £1,000 price tag) the Blu-ray camp hasn’t got off to a great start – a fact compounded by the price-slashing heroics of Toshiba, whose HD-E1 HD DVD deck delivers superb performance for a fraction of the Samsung’s price.
So as a result, it’s left to Panasonic’s DMP-BD10 to fly the flag for Blu-ray until the next wave of machines from the likes of LG and Philips hit the stores later this year.
..From a performance perspective, there’s no denying that the DMP-BD10 is a sensational product and in terms of features it’s miles better than the Samsung BD-P1000. But there’s also no denying the fact that it’s wildly overpriced, costing nearly three times as much as the Toshiba HD-E1 HD DVD deck and twice as much as the step-up HD-XE1.
Published in: Storage on 2007-01-22