TASCAM Expands Line with BD-MP1 Professional-Grade Blu-ray Player

TASCAM has introduced the new BD-MP1 professional-grade Blu-ray player. The BD-MP1 replaces the BD-01U, incorporating features such as Power-on Play and protective user control options. The BD-MP1 is a good choice for a wide range of commercial installations, including public, educational and commercial facilities, theaters, amusement and entertainment businesses, to name a few.

The compact, single rack space BD-MP1 saves space by eliminating the need for discrete audio/video playback devices in an installed rack, accepting a broad range of media and file formats via three versatile input slots—disc tray (Blu-ray/DVD/CD), USB flash or SD card.

The BD-MP1 supports all popular media and file formats include Blu-ray (BD-ROM, BD-R, BD-RE), DVD (DVD-ROM, DVD-R, DVD-RW), CD (CD-DA, CD-R), Video (MPEG1, MPEG2, MPEG4 AVC, VC-1, AVCHD, WMV), Image (JPEG, GIF, PNG) and Audio (LPCM, MP3, AAC, WMA).

A Power-on Play feature enables content to automatically begin playing immediately on power-up, without having to engage the BD-MP1's Play feature. With Power-on Play active and Repeat Mode set to "On," content will automatically start, loop and play continuously until system power is turned off. In installed setups, this means a single power-up of the integrated AV system will begin playing and looping content without having to press the Play button.

Protected operation from accidental settings changes or non-authorized use is provided via the Panel Lock button on the front panel. IR and tray lock functions prevent accidental or user-error operation or alteration of pre-set controls in commercial installations, helping ensure consistent and reliable performance in any installation.

A Hide Menu function allows customization of the display monitor's boot-up process. In this mode, the monitor display screen can be set to display a black screen during startup rather than displaying the manufacturer's standard factory setup screen and source select menus.

In addition to remote control operation, all playback functions can be accessed locally from the front panel control buttons if desired (Stop, Play, Pause, Skip, Repeat). Playback controls can be locked from accidental changes or non-authorized use via a front panel Lock button.

For integrated commercial systems where remote control operation beyond IR is desired, the BD-MP1 offers both RS-232C and IP network connectivity. The unit's RS-232C port enables two-way status feedback and control between devices, while Ethernet connectivity streamlines connectivity for integrated system control and operation.

Connection of display monitors or televisions is easy via the unit's back panel HDMI plug-and-play port.

7.1 Surround Sound connectors are provided on the rear panel for fully immersive playback in any commercial installation. Additionally, professional-grade XLR balanced stereo analog outputs, as well as RCA unbalanced stereo, are offered.

Coaxial and Digital Audio Out connections round out the BD-MP1's audio feature-set, accommodating professional-grade digital audio output formats including Dolby, DTS, and others. Playback of 2 channel linear PCM is also supported.