During a period where Blu-ray deck manufacturers are begrudgingly lowering prices
in order to increase BD adoption
's sticking to its high-end roots and pricing its own Profile 2.0 player accordingly. The T 587, which was briefly spotted at CEDIA 2008
, got all official on us today, as we learned that it'll come loaded with HDMI 1.3, Ethernet, composite / component outs, coaxial / optical digital audio ports, an external IR input, front-panel USB socket and internal decoding of the latest lossless audio codecs from Dolby and DTS. It'll also offer 1080p24 playback, specially developed silicon rubber feet (you know, for vibration isolation), a swank upscaler for sprucing up your DVDs and native support for BD-Live / BD-Java applications. Too bad it's being priced entirely too high at $1,499, but those with reputations to uphold can get one installed next month.
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