Philips launches new DVD players

All three Philips Digital Photo products allow consumers to view and share digital photos at high quality on the large screens of their TV sets, eliminating the need to use a PC. An integrated Media Slot (PCMCIA) accepts almost all memory card types, giving consumers almost unlimited compatibility. The Media Slot is the fastest, easiest way to transfer photos for high?quality viewing, convenient sharing and safe storage on DVD discs.

Editing features enhance the photo viewing experience
The DVDR77 and the DVD760 enabled consumers to edit their photos onscreen to enhance their photo viewing enjoyment. Editing functions include Rotate, Flip and Zoom, colour adjustment using the RGB Tint Control, and users can apply a range of filters to create special effects such as ‘negative’, ‘black and white’, ‘colour negative’, ‘soften’ and more.

All photo editing functions are easily selectable via the Digital Photo Manager function using the remote control. Once photos have been edited they can be stored by writing them back onto a memory card, so that they can be retrieved and viewed again later. It’s even possible to create slide shows of favourite photos, with freely selectable photo sequence and timing control, making it even easier for consumers to sit back and enjoy the precious moments captured in their digital images together with family and friends.

Where other players show only the cryptic filenames associated with individual stored images, the DVDR77 and DVD760’s Digital Photo Manager actually displays thumbnail pictures which allow instant, clear visual recognition of a photo which can then be selected for full-screen viewing simply by clicking on it with the remote control.

DVD Recorder with sophisticated digital imaging functions
Top-of-the-line model is the new DVDR77 DVD Recorder, the product that digital camera and camcorder enthusiasts have been waiting for. The DVDR77 has outstanding digital video recording and playback functions, with superb picture and sound reproduction that makes it the heart of a high-end home cinema system. In addition, it offers sophisticated imaging functions that let consumers do much more with their digital photos. 

Thanks to the compatibility of the industry-standard DVD+RW system, images, video and photos recorded on the DVDR77 can be read on almost any DVD player. A DVD+RW disc can contain a combination of video and still pictures, so consumers can collect all their memories of a holiday, wedding or other event on a single disc.

Thanks to the high capacity of DVD discs, over 3,600 high?resolution photos can be stored safely on a single disc, providing more than enough space to create extensive personal digital photo albums.

Next to its advanced imaging functions the Philips DVDR77 has all the other features of a high-end Philips DVD Recorder. The DVDR77 allows a full 8 hours of recording time on a single DVD disc, so consumers can record more of their favorite programs while they are away on holiday. It’s easy to keep track of recordings on the DVDR77 thanks to Disc Manager, which allows every recording to be found almost instantly.

Philips MX5700D home entertainment system with Digital Photo Viewer
Philips is also introducing another new product for convenient TV-based viewing of consumers’ digital photos: the MX5700D Digital Photo Viewer has the same Media Slot system that accepts almost all memory card types from different digital cameras. The MX5700D is a complete Home Cinema System, supplied with an extensive home cinema speaker system comprising a Cinema Center SpeakerTM with multidirectional speaker drivers plus 4 full-range 3-way satellite speakers for all-round surround sound reproduction.

The MX5700D offers the same clear visual image recognition with an on-screen thumbnail display instead of the usual cryptic filenames, after which any desired photo can be selected simply by clicking on it. The joystick remote control makes image selection even easier, and also allows easy adjustment of sound reproduction to match the user’s seating position.

The DVDR77 DVD Recorder will be available in most markets in Europe from October 2003 onwards; the DVD760 DVD-Video player will be available from October 2003 and the MX5700D Digital Photo Viewer will be available from July 2003. No word on when these will be available in the US.

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