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Sherwood To Ship Blu-ray Player

10/15/2008 09:57:00 AM Eastern

Cerritos, Calif. — Sherwood America said it will ship its previously announced first Blu-ray Disc player to retail next month at a $299 suggested retail.

The BDP-5003 is positioned as an “entry-level” Blu-ray player “aimed at consumers that are looking to step up to high-definition discs but have been waiting for an affordable solution,” the company said.

The player supports BD Bonus View (Profile 1.1), 1080p video playback at 60Hz or 24Hz as well as lossless audio from both Dolby and DTS through its HDMI 1.3 output.

The BDP-5003 up-scales standard DVDs to 1080p over the HDMI connection, and plays most disc formats.

“We are thrilled to be able to offer an advanced player that not only supports Blu-ray 1080p video output but also has built-in decoding for the latest lossless audio formats from Dolby TruHD and DTS-Master Audio HD,” stated Jeffrey Hipps, Sherwood’s marketing and product development senior VP.