Profile pictures in messages, multiple accounts and autocomplete within search are among the goodies in the 2.0 update.
Along with its more high-profile Blu-ray releases, LG also announced the entry-level BD630, which has limited streaming services and no option to add Wi-Fi later.
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.
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.
Panasonic has announced two new Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55, which both support Blu-ray Profile 2.0 and have onboard decoding for high resolution audio soundtracks.
Sharp offers up two home-theater-in-a-box systems with integrated Blu-ray, and both are Profile 2.0 compatible.
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.
Memorex has announced a new Blu-ray player, the MVBD-2520, which is Profile 2.0 compliant and will cost $200.
CNET explains the differences between the different Blu-ray profiles, including Profile 1.0, Profile 1.1 (BonusView) and Profile 2.0 (BD-Live).
Excellent soundtrack support and Profile 2.0-compliancy make the Panasonic DMP-BD50 the most recommendable standalone Blu-ray player to date, but the PS3 is still better and cheaper.