Panasonic's awesome in-car Blu-ray player and navigation system get priced and dated in Japan


Back in April, Panasonic was the first company that announced a Blu-ray player for installation in cars, and today [JP], the CY-BB1000D – and the even cooler “Strada CN-HX3000D” navigation system – finally got a price tag and a release date. But first the specs and some pictures.

CY-BB1000D Blu-ray player (pictured above)

  • world’s first in-dash Blu-ray drive
  • HDMI port
  • AVCHD and AVREC support
  • SD card support


Strada CN-HX3000D navigation system

  • “world’s first navigation system of its kind” (Panasonic)
  • GPS and Bluetooth
  • 80GB HDD
  • CD/DVD drive
  • 7-inch WXGA screen with amazing 1,280×720 resolution
  • Yahoo Japan Maps and Google Maps support
  • 50W×4ch amplifier
  • iPod/iPhone 3G connector
  • One-Seg digital TV tuner
  • HDMI port
  • CY-BB1000D connectivity

Both devices go on sale in Japan on September 10. And quality has its price: Expect to pay $1,000 for the Blu-ray drive and $3,800 for the navigation system.