Dreamer blu-tv interactive television service now available on oppo digital blu-ray disc players

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Press Release From Dreamer

Link: http://www.pr-inside.com/dreamer-blu-tv-interactive-television-service-r1656340.htm

Dreamer to Demonstrate Blu-TV Portal Integrated with OPPO BDP-83 Player at CES 2010, Offering Casual Games, Widgets, Enhanced Content and Web Features

LAS VEGAS, NV [CES Tradeshow Booth #10045] – Jan. 7, 2010 – Dreamer Corporation, a leader in interactive TV platforms, today announced that OPPO Digital, a leading designer and manufacturer of Blu-ray Disc players, is offering Dreamer’s Blu-TV interactive television service on the OPPO BDP-83 model, which has won multiple awards since its introduction to the U.S. market in July 2009. Dreamer will demonstrate Blu-TV on the OPPO Digital player in its booth (#10045) at CES 2010 from January 7 – 10.

“The OPPO BDP-83 model is one of the few Blu-ray Disc players that can support nearly every type of traditional five-inch disc, so adding connectivity to the device through Dreamer and Blu-TV further strengthens its appeal as the central hub of the connected living room,” said Dr. Won Baek, CEO and President of Dreamer. “Dreamer transforms Blu-ray Disc players into a full-featured HD set-top box, making it easy for consumers to browse, search and watch interactive content on their TV screens. The options for content distribution through Blu-TV are virtually limitless, so we are excited to add the capabilities for an unlimited open applications marketplace and rich interactive services to the OPPO BDP-83 player.”

To activate the Blu-TV service, OPPO BDP-83 users simply perform a firmware update from the device menu. At the initial introduction of the service, the Blu-TV channel will feature nearly 20 casual games ranging from classics such as chess, Sudoku and solitaire, as well as modern arcade favorites, a collage channel that displays movie art, and five widgets offering features such as worldwide time display, unit conversions and weather. In support of an open and collaborative application development community, Dreamer will make the Blu-TV software development kit (SDK) available in the coming months to allow anyone to create apps for the Blu-TV channel.

“Blu-ray Disc players are becoming the center piece of home theater systems. Our customers are already enjoying the excellent audio and video performance from their BDP-83. The Blu-TV market trial will further expand the versatility of the player,” said Jason Liao, Vice President of Product Development at OPPO Digital. “OPPO listens to our customers. This market trial will provide our users a great opportunity to experience what Dreamer’s Blu-TV interactive television service can offer and enable us to further improve our products.”

Derived from technology that created the acclaimed OPPO up-converting DVD players, OPPO Digital’s BDP-83 player delivers first-class video quality for both Blu-ray and DVD over an unprecedented number of audio and video formats. The BDP-83 can play Blu-ray, CD, DVD, SACD, DVD-Audio, AVCHD, Kodak Picture and HDCD-encoded discs, as well as several re-writable versions of these, and is compatible with BD Profile 2.0 (BD-Live and BonusView), DVD-Video, DVD-Audio, Super Audio CD (SACD), HDCD, CD and other media formats such as AVCHD, MKV video, digital music and photos. The BDP-83 player supports all high-end video features including 1080p24Hz output, HDMI 1.3 with Deep Color, Source Direct output, and many other picture control and enhancement options.
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BluTV is actually just a BD-Live type JAVA application that can be run from a BD disc or installed in player firmware. I think they plan to offer BD discs at some point that will provide the same stuff. At present, the available content is pretty limited.

The bigger news with the Oppo player is the addition of support for streaming from a DNLA server via home networks.