Sherwood have announced that they will be releasing their first Blu-Ray player the BDP-5003 next month at a price of $300 (£150). It will allow for 1080p playback at 60 or 24 Hz via its HDMI 1.3 port. Jeffrey Hipps, senior VP of marketing says:

“We are thrilled to be able to offer an advanced player that not only supports Blu-ray 1080p video output but also has built-in decoding for the latest lossless audio formats from Dolby TruHD and DTS-Master Audio HD,”

If the BDP-5003 takes off with consumers then other manufacturers should be sure to follow with price and specs. I sure hope so!

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Dan O.