The major gripe against Blu-ray has always been that the hardware is just too expensive, especially when
Other than the price, the Funai didn't release many other details about the new Blu-ray player, which it is referring to as the NB500 series. Like all other Blu-ray players released this year, it will be fully compliant with, which means it can handle "picture-in-picture" video commentary tracks available on some new Blu-ray discs coming out in 2008. Like all other Blu-ray players, it will also be capable of upconverting standard DVDs to 1080p over its output. The NB500 series also includes an SD card slot, which Funai claims can be used to display digital video from a camcorder or digital camera.