Panasonic's Blu-ray Frankenstein: BD70V VHS-Blu-ray Dual Player
Panasonic today unveiled lots of Blu-ray products at the Consumer Electronics Show like other vendors. One which seems to either be a smart move or some bizarre CE experiment gone wrong is the DMP-BD70V, the world's first Blu-ray-VHS dual player.
That's right – you read that correct. The world's first Blu-ray-VHS dual player. It is a strange concept to see these two glued together at the hip, but perhaps Panasonic thinks Blu-ray lovers still cling to their VHS tapes as well. Panasonic happily points out the DMP-BD70V “features multi-format playback allowing the user to play VHS, CD, DVD and 1080p high definition Blu-ray Discs. The BD70V allows for premium 1080p up-conversion for all video formats.”
Other features also exist on this player, such as Internet access to the Amazon VOD library, high image processing technology, a SD memory card slot and more, but it is easy to get stuck on the fact this will play video tapes. Really, Panasonic, VHS?