Digital Home: Panasonic yesterday announced the DMW-SDP1, a secure digital high capacity (SDHC) card reader that allows users to view digital photos in 1080i high definition quality on their big screen televisions
The DMW-SDP1 will be available in late October and will have a suggested selling price of $149.99 (around €120).
To use, owners simply plug the SDP1 to their HDTV using the supplied HD component cable and then insert a SD or SDHC memory card into the slot. With the remote control that is included users can playback images or get printouts by connecting the DMW-SDP1 to a PictBridge-corresponding printer via the included USB cable.
The DMW-SDP1 also supports motion JPEG playback and normal VGA (640 x 480) and wide aspect VGA (848 x 480) motion images, commonly recorded by today’s digital cameras. The player also offers high definition motion image (1280 x 720, at 15 fps) that is recordable with the new LUMIX model DMC-LX2.