Grundig took the wraps off of its GDP 8800 BD Blu-ray player at IFA 2008, complete with BD profile 1.1, HDMI 1.3 for 1080/24p images and analog 7.1 audio output. In addition, the GDP 8800 BD will support the latest Dolby and DTS digital sound, via the HDMI port.
As well as Blu-ray discs, the Grundig player can handle DVDs, DVD +/- R/RW, DVD +/- R DL, CD, CD R/RW, HD-JPEG and MP3 files. Build quality seemed fair, albeit a little plasticy, but the player as a whole is relatively compact and discrete.
Grundig expect the GDP 8800 BD to be available in December 2008. MRSP is €399 ($585).