Panasonic Blu-Ray Makes First Appearance in the Middle East.Panasonic Blu-Ray Makes First Appearance in the Middle East
Next generation home entertainment capabilities have finally arrived in the Middle East on the back of Panasonic and their new DMP-BD30 Blu-ray Disc A Blu-ray Disc (also called BD) is a high-density optical disc format for the storage of digital information, including high-definition video. Overview
The name Blu-ray Disc is derived from the blue-violet laser used to read and write this type of disc. Player.
While Blu-ray players have been available to UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend. consumers in one form or another since as early as December 2006, the DMP-BD30 represents Panasonic's most up-to-date technology and is their first foray into Verb 1. foray into - enter someone else's territory and take spoils; "The pirates raided the coastal villages regularly"
encroach upon, intrude on, obtrude upon, invade - to intrude upon, infringe, encroach on, violate; "This new colleague invades my the Middle East's Blu-ray market.
Blu-ray Disc (BD), is a next-generation optical disc format with the same dimensions as a standard DVD DVD: see digital versatile disc.
in full digital video disc or digital versatile disc
Type of optical disc. The DVD represents the second generation of compact-disc (CD) technology. or CD, whose main uses are high-definition audio-video and data storage.
Panasonic's standard Blu-ray disk See Blu-ray. holds 25 GB of data - five times more information then what is available from DVD.
The DMP-BD30 Blu-ray Disc Player is also 100 percent 'backward compatible', meaning that it will play all DVDs and CDs.
Panasonic Marketing Middle East AV Product Manager Hitesh Ojha says Blu-ray technology enables consumers to experience the full capabilities of their High Definition television and surround sound sets in a way they were previously not able to.
"The whole Full High Definition movement is made for Blu-ray," he says. "As more movie tittles begin to emerge in the Blu-ray format, it will come to completely overshadow o·ver·shad·ow
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1. To cast a shadow over; darken or obscure.
2. To make insignificant by comparison; dominate. the DVD market as it already does in picture and sound quality. This is defiantly the next generation of home entertainment."
This isn't the first such prediction: a recent Entrepreneur.com article reported that Jacky's Electronics, the UAE's number one multi-brand retailer, had predicted an increased UAE demand for Blu-ray Discs after the HD-DVD HD-DVD High Definition Digital Versatile Disk format's recent defeat in the 'HD Wars' - the battle for high-definition DVD technology supremacy.
In February, Toshiba ceased production of its HD-DVD products after major US film studios and leading retailers favoured Blu-Ray Discs as the standard for next-generation DVD formats.
"We are expecting a surge of sales in the coming months, especially now that... Panasonic, have indicated their intention of introducing new Blu-Ray players during the year," Ashish Panjabi, Chief Operating Officer Chief Operating Officer (COO)
The officer of a firm responsible for day-to-day management, usually the president or an executive vice-president. , Jacky's Electronics told Entrepreneur.com.
"There will also be increased demand for high definition LCD and Plasma television along with a price drop in Blu-Ray products," added Panjabi. "With the emergence of Blu-Ray, it is imperative customers have high-definition TV to enjoy the rich content benefits it delivers."
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