TASCAM BD‑MP1 Blu-ray Player and RC-1800 Remote Control Introduced

Tascam just launched the Tascam BD‑MP1 professional-grade Blu-ray player and a new remote control. The BD‑MP1 Blu-ray player includes HDCP support, power-on playback as well as protective user control options. The RC-W100 is a wall-mountable programmable remote controller that extends a sound reinforcement system where the Tascam MX-8A matrix mixer is at the center.

Both new products will be available through November 2019; the BD-MP1 is £385.00 and the RC-W100 is £125.00.

The single rack space BD-MP1 also has universal media ports that plays file formats via three input slots — disc tray (Blu-ray/DVD/CD), USB flash or SD card. In addition to its input options, the BD-MP1 supports all popular media and file formats include Blue-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).

The 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.

The BD-MP1’s HDCP (High-bandwidth Digital Content Protection) Auto mode is a unique feature. When the AUTO ON feature is engaged, even If the playback content that is connected to the HDCP support device is not copyright protected, encryption remains off and the content will play seamlessly.

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 RS232C and IP network connectivity. The unit’s RS232C port enables seamless, reliable two-way status feedback and control between devices, while Ethernet connectivity streamlines connectivity for integrated system control and operation.

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Connection of display monitors or televisions is quick and easy via the unit’s back panel HDMI plug-and-play port. When it comes to professional audio quality and commercial integration, the BD-MP1 is pure TASCAM. 7.1 Surround Sound connectors are provided on the rear panel for fully immersive, rich audio playback in any commercial installation. Additionally, professional-grade XLR balanced stereo analogue outputs as well as RCA unbalanced stereo are offered. Coaxial and digital audio out connections round off the BD-MP1’s audio feature-set, accommodating professional-grade digital audio output formats including Dolby, DTS and others. Playback of two-channel linear PCM is also supported.

The TASCAM BD-MP1 is a professional-grade Blu-ray player for commercial installations that extends the legacy of TASCAM’s BD-01U Blu-ray player. The BD-MP1 expands on the BD-01U’s legacy and feature-set, adding powerful remote control, performance features and user interface functionality, while accepting all popular media and file formats via multiple input slots.

Here’s a video we shot of the BD-MP1 at ISE 2020.

Here are the details on the TASCAM BD-MP1.

Tascam has introduced the RC-W100, a wall-mountable programmable remote controller which extends the comfort of any sound reinforcement system where the Tascam MX-8A matrix mixer is at the center.

Four switch buttons and one encoder with push-button function allow users to select between four or eight audio sources, adjust volume levels and mute sound in a permanently installed audio system. The easy-to-read, illuminated display provides information about the selected audio source and the current volume setting.

Up to eight controllers can be used with one mixer by daisy-chaining the units via an RS485 connection with a cable length of up to 200 meters. End-users can be prevented from making mistakes by assigning only necessary functions to the encoder and switches using the Tascam MX Connect configuration software.

Here are the details.