Ironically, the BDP10 won’t support multi-channel analog audio outputs for users to connect the player directly to speakers – it instead depends on digital. Other connections include an HDMI 1.3a with x.v.Color output, component and RCA video outputs, Ethernet, coaxial, optical audio outputs and conventional two-channel analog audio outputs. A front panel USB port will allow users to view DiVX and JPEG-format media.
There is currently no official release date for the US, but it is expected to follow shortly after the European launch in May. The list price in Germany is €700, which according to Google, converts to roughly $954 – a handsome penny.