Given that Philips handed off its North American Blu-ray and DVD operations to Funai here in North America, you can bet its latest trio of BD decks won't be hitting US soil anytime soon... at least not branded like this. At any rate, those across the pond can look forward to three more BD-Live-capable players in the near future, all of which support 1080p24 and upscale DVDs to 1080i. As of now, details are pretty scant about the low(er)-end BDP3000 and the mid-range BD5000; all we're told is that they'll be DivX Certified, and the latter of the two will boast a USB 2.0 port for multimedia viewing. The top-end BDP7300 will include integrated 7.1 audio decoding along with 1GB of storage, but prices for the three are still undisclosed. Though, we shouldn't be waiting long, as the 7300 should land in March with the other two following shortly after.

[Via TechRadar]

HDTV Listings for February 22, 2009