Japan: Panasonic launches world’s first in-car Blu-ray player for $5000

The system (to be launched on September 10) consists of two parts: A navigation system with a hi-def screen and a separately sold Blu-ray player.

Navigation system: HX 3000D

Features include:

  • 80GB HDD
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 7-inch WXGA screen with amazing 1,280×720 resolution
  • Powered by Windows Automotive with navigation duties assisted by Google Maps and Yahoo! Japan
  • 50W×4ch amplifier
  • iPod/iPhone 3G connector
  • One-Seg digital TV tuner
  • HDMI port

Cost: $3,872

Blu-ray player: BB1000D

Features include:

  • HDMI port
  • AVCHD and AVREC support with Dolby TrueHD sound
  • SD card support

Cost: $1,057

Source 1 (translated to English using Google).

Source 2 (translated to English using Google).

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