199mm: Panasonic to release the world's "shortest" Blu-ray player


Panasonic has announced [JP] a new Blu-ray player for the Japanese market today, the DMP-BD60. The device is sized at just 430x49x199mm, with the 199mm depth making it the “shortest” Blu-ray player available so far. Spec-wise, the main selling point is the integrated Wi-Fi and web connectivity (for example to YouTube).

You’ll also get DLNA support, BD Live, 1080/24p and 1080/60p video, AVCHD and AVCREC support, Deep Color (12bit), Dolby True HD/Digital Plus and DTS-HD Master Audio support. The player features a USB port, an HDMI port and also accepts those new SDXC cards through its SD card slot. Apart from Blu-rays, DVDs and music CDs, you can also view DivX files on the device.

The DMP-BD65 will go on sale in Japan on February 15 with a $440 price tag.