The first portable Blu-ray player is available from Panasonic. With a suggested retail price of $799.95, the DMP-B15 features an 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD screen, 2.5 hour rechargeable battery, and SD Memory Card slot. An optional headrest mounting bracket can be used for in-car viewing.
Panasonicís stand-alone Blu-ray technology is used in the portable player, giving it the highest level of image quality. Also, included is BD-Live access available via Panasonicís version of WebTV, VIERA CAST
Since the DMP-B15 includes VIERA CAST with BD-Live functionality, additional Blu-ray content can be accessed via the built in LAN port. With the ability to access select web sites such as Amazon Video-on-Demand, YouTube, and Googleís Picasa Web Album, the player can turn any TV into an IPTV.
When additional web sites are included in the VIERA CAST service the DMP-B15 will include the new sites automatically.
The DMP-B15 can be connected to any HDMI capable HDTV and used as a stand-alone Blu-ray player with the ability to be incorporated into an HD-Audio compatible AV receiver, completing the possibility for home theater integration.