Panasonic pimps your ride - with Blu-ray

We're done with DVDs – even in the car. Frankly, if it isn't 1080p we won't touch it, so bravo to Panasonic. It's decided to bring Blu-ray (BD)

We're done with DVDs – even in the car. Frankly, if it isn't 1080p we won't touch it, so bravo to Panasonic. It's decided to bring Blu-ray (BD) to the humble head unit.Not like Panasonic’s current Blu-ray players (pictured), the car versions will be smaller and fit snugly away – we hope. Last thing you want is a hulking great disc spinner under your feet.We know what you’re thinking though: watching hi-def on the 7in screen, how crappy will that be? But think about it. Having shelled out £30 plus for your copy of Spiderman 3, do you really want to get hit again for the DVD version just to watch on the road?Plus, you get to play with all the BD Java features and you can always hook up a plasma via HDMI, Paddy and Max style.It's only just been unveiled at the Tokyo Motor Show in, er, Tokyo, so don't expect it over here for a while, unless you can find yourself a friendly importer to whack one in your next Mitsubishi Evo, natch. EssentialsPanasonic Automotive Blu-Ray Disc PlayerPrice: £TBAOn sale: TBAContact: PanasonicRelated stories:Sony XAV-W1 breaks the ICEiPod and VW create iGolfStick a Shuttle in your motor