I have last year’s Sony BD-S570 hooked to a last year’s 55 inch Sony TV. I have a six year old Panasonic DMP-BD30 hooked to a 6 year old 42 inch Panasonic TV.
I took about a 30 second video with my new HDC-SDT750PP (a very close cousin to the TM9000) with the 1080/60p button engaged. It produced a 70 megabyte file on the 32 gig SD card that the camcorder formatted.
The old Panasonic BD player accepted the 32 gig SD card directly in its front slot and would gracefully play all the AVCHD files on the SD card, but not the test video. I suspect the newer Panasonic BD players would do fine with the newer 1080/60p setting.
Then I put the SD card into a Windows 7 Toshiba laptop and copied the test file to a flash drive and a DVD+R as ordinary data files using Windows Explorer. I put those into the S570. They both played beautifully on the 55 inch Sony from easy to navigate menus.
I am a video newbie so I am experimenting with the goal being 10 minute family movies with multiple high quality clips woven into a short story. Files size will become important with editing. So far, I’m having good success with the 750 recording in the default settings. The files sizes are manageable and the eyeballs see excellent picture quality on the TV. So, I don’t see myself using the 1080/60p capability much.
The difficult challenge with the 10 minute movies is being able to provide them for family or friends. Blu-Ray players are becoming more popular, but it looks like if I will be making two versions of everything so that those with lesser equipment will can watch as well as those with better HD gear.
Back to the topic: If I were to buy a new BD player, I would make sure it has the SD card slot like my old Panasonic. It is very convenient to be able to take the SD card directly from the camcorder, put it in the player and not mess with wires or software.
In fact I think I am in the hunt for a new Panasonic BD player just to get the SD card slot.
On edit: With the SD card compatibility between camcorder and BD player, one could shoot an event, edit clips as necessary in camera and come home to slip the SD card in for instant viewing in chronological order.