The DMP-BD50 is Panasonics third generation Blu-ray disc player. Blu-ray media offers a wide range of functions that foster the transition to HD including 1080p image quality, lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio and versatile Picture-in-Picture applications. The DMP-BD50 adds the BD-Live function, which uses the Internet to further enhance your entertainment experience by allowing you to download additional contents and share the information with other BD-Live users. In the future, BD-Live will allow users to connect the DMP-BD50 to the Internet to download such data as images and subtitles, and to join in multi-player interactive games that are linked to bonus movie content contained in Blu-ray discs.For optimum image HD i/p quality, the DMP-BD50 features the PHL Reference Chroma processor and P conversion processor, which combine to create UniPhier, a precise digital video processor that produces sharp, crisp, natural colors that are extremely faithful to the original movie.The true to the original source images are complimented by an exceptionally pure, accurate sounds achieved through audio re-master and integrated decoders for the lossless Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio formats. Furthermore, the DMP-BD50 can be combined with a 7.1-channel amplifier and speakers for full 7.1-channel surround sound.Networking is an essential product of the DMP-BD50. The included memory card slot allows for easy transferring of images from an HD camcorder or digital still camera via an SD memory card. You can simply insert the SD card into the DMP-BD50 to view images on a large screen HD flat panel television with AVCHD format video images or JPEG stills in full 1920 x 1080 resolutions.