Panasonic's DMP-BD30 Blu-ray player is out next week, for £349

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Panasonic’s DMP-BD30 has been given a UK release date of next week, several months after the US market had an opportunity to marvel at the ‘next-generational-ness’ of the $499.95 player.

With full 1080p playback, it also features *deep breath* Final Standard Profile functionality, picture-in-picture, audio mixing, Panasonic’s P4HD technology, 1080/24 playback, HDMI 1.3B, Deep Colour compatibility, Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD audio decoding, plus has an SD memory card slot, AVCHD codec, and EZ-Sync.

I included this player in my round-up last week of the best Blu-ray players you should consider, mainly due to it meeting the requirements of BD Profile 1.1 (or Final Standard Profile) swimmingly well.

It’ll be £349 when it launches next week in this country, both instore and on Amazon.

Panasonic DMP-BD30

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