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I-O Data BRD-UT12 12x External USB 3.0 Blu-ray Recorder

I-O Data will release the BRD-UT12 12x external Blu-ray recorder in the Japanese market. The Blu-ray burner will write up to 12x on dual layer BR discs, 6x on single layer BD-R LHT discs and 16x on DVD-R discs. The device also supports a USB 3.0 interface. Folks in Japan will be able to purchase the I-O Data BRD-UT12 starting next month for 22,100 Yen or approx. $269. [I-O Data]

Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray Player Released In South Korea

Samsung has finally launched the BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray player in South Korea. This portable Blu-ray player has a slot-loading disc drive with touch-sensitive buttons at the front. The BD-D7000 upconverts 2D Blu-ray titles to near 3D image quality. In order to view movies in 3D, you need to connect a 3D-compliant AV receiver and a 3D-compliant TV to the player using HDMI cables, and play the 3D content while wearing 3D glasses. What’s more, the Samsung BD-D7000 also features a built-in Wi-Fi and Samsung Smart Hub, allowing you to download various free or paid apps and a range of Internet services and content including news, weather forecasts, stock market quotes, games, movies and music. The Samsung BD-D7000 3D Blu-ray player retails for 390,000 Won or $359 each. [Samsung]

LG BD670 Blu-ray Player Supports Wi-Fi Connectivity

LG Electronics has recently introduced the BD670 Blu-ray 3D player. What makes this Blu-ray 3D player special is that it features Smart TV Access and Integrated Wi-Fi connectivity, allowing you to get thousands of movies, apps, shows and online videos straight to your TV from your wireless Internet connection at home. You can also download a special app for your iPod touch, iPhone or Android-based smartphone that turns the handset into a remote control for the BD670. If you have a library of standard and Blu-ray movie titles, the LG BD670 Blu-ray player also uses 1080p up-scaling of standard DVDs for a near high-definition viewing experience – no matter what format is being played. [LG]

Mitsubishi Electric Launches Three New BDXL Blu-Ray Recorders

Mitsubishi Electric has recently launched three new Blu-ray recorders, the DVR-BZ450, DVR-BZ350 and DVR-BZ250. All models come with the same specifications, with 3D Blu-Ray, BDXL Support, AVCREC, two digital TV tuners, VoD support and a unique dual face remote with one face allowing you to control your TV and another for your recorder. The difference between each model comes with the internal storage capacity with 2TB for the first, 1TB for the second and only 500GB for the third. [Akihabara]

Toshiba SD-BD3 Affordable Blu-ray Player

by Johan on April 22, 2011

Toshiba SD-BD3 Affordable Blu-ray Player

If you are looking for an affordable Blu-ray player, then check out the new Toshiba SD-BD3. Priced at 20,000 Yen ($244), the player is compatible with Dolby BR True HD, and DTS-HD Master among others, delivering the most basic Blu-Ray experience with AVCHD support. You can also use it to play MP3 and JPEG files thanks to its USB port. [Ubergizmo]