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Panasonic's upcoming DMW-SDP1 is an SDHC card reader that's designed to hook up to HDTVs, where your digital pictures will then be displayed in popular slideshow format. Joy to the world. Should you desire to, you can zoom in up to 16X on your pictures. Additionally, there's a port that allows you to connect the DMW-SDP1 to a Pictbridge-compatible printer to print from the unit. How many ways can consumer electronics companies charge you for the ever-so-boring slideshow?

The DMW-SDP1 will be available on September 22 in Japan for about $85.

Panasonic DMW-SDP1 HDTV Photo Player [Fareastgizmos.com]