Philips Announces World's First Wireless HDMI Blu-ray Player

Posted Tue Jan 11, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

The only cord you'll use on the BDP7580 is the power cord.

One of the most interesting Blu-ray players to come out of CES 2011 wasn't from one of the companies you'd expect, like Samsung, Sony or Panasonic. It came out of Philips, a subsidiary of Funai.

The BDP7580 is the first ever Blu-ray player to boasts wireless HDMI capabilities, which allows you to connect your Blu-ray player to your TV without having to run a wire. Not only does this free up your placement options, but it helps keep the back of your set clutter-free.

The Philips BDP7580 offers plenty of streaming options as you'd expect from a player slated for a 2011 release. You can get Netflix, Blockbuster on Demand, Pandora and more. Philips doesn't specify whether or not the new Blu-ray player has wireless networking built in, but to include wireless HDMI but not Wi-Fi would be very strange indeed.

You'll be able to pick up the BDP7580 in April at a suggested price of $499.

Source: PR Newswire

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