Amazingly, this high-end Panasonic model is new, not refurbished. And it supports such advanced features as BD-Live, video on demand, YouTube streaming, and more.
Memorex has announced a new Blu-ray player, the MVBD-2520, which is Profile 2.0 compliant and will cost $200.
Panasonic is leapfrogging its competitors again, with the newly announced DMP-BD50, as its the first Blu-ray player to be Profile 2.0 compatible.
We like the Panasonic DMP-BD45, but, despite its good performance, its lack of Profile 2.0 support is inexcusable.
Typical price: $229.00
The Panasonic DMP-BD70V doesn't record like your old VCR, but it can play your old tapes. It's also a nicely equipped Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player.
Sharp offers up two home-theater-in-a-box systems with integrated Blu-ray, and both are Profile 2.0 compatible.
Pioneer is releasing three new Blu-ray players in April, including an entry-level model with Profile 2.0 and onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Sharp is serving up two new Blu-ray players, the BD-HP16U and the BD-HP22U, in the first half of 2009. Only the BD-HP22U supports the BD-ROM Profile 2.0, also known as BD-Live.
Sony has updated the BDP-S350 to add BD-Live (Profile 2.0) compatibility, and--for a limited time, at least--lowered the price to $300.
CNET explains the differences between the different Blu-ray profiles, including Profile 1.0, Profile 1.1 (BonusView) and Profile 2.0 (BD-Live).