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Panasonic Expands on Award-Winning Devices with 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player Line-Up, Focusing on High-Quality Picture, Sound, Design and Smart Networking

Press Release   •   Feb 11, 2013 09:00 GMT

Panasonic, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, has introduced an expanded Blu-ray Disc Player line-up with three new Full HD 3D models – the DMP-BDT330, DMP-BDT230 and DMP-BDT130, and one 2D Blu-ray Disc Player – the DMP-BD79. 

Additionally, Panasonic maintains the successes of FULL HD 3D 2012 models – the DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01.  All five of the 3D-capable models include Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect[1], while the 2D model feature a different package of selected online content.

“Panasonic is committed to the best in-home entertainment and this year’s Blu-ray Players are at the forefront of design, performance and connectivity,” said Fabrice Estornel, Home AV Senior Manager, Panasonic UK. “With new features including expanded VIERA Connect applications, seamless web browsing and display mirroring allowing interaction with a tablet or smartphone, Panasonic continues to create products with the needs of today’s consumers.”

The two new 3D-capable Blu-ray models include Miracast – a display mirroring feature which enables users to transfer their own photos and videos captured on Smartphone and Tablet devices to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.  Display Mirroring is available on the BDT330 as well as the BDT230.

Panasonic’s reputation for creating quality video products is on high display with the entire line of 2013 home entertainment products, specifically the BDT230, the direct successor to the award-winning and critically acclaimed BDT220. The BDT230 features built-in Wi-Fi, 2D-3D conversion, a web browser with pointer cursor, and Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect.

Panasonic’s line of Blu-ray Players also features high-quality network audio (DLNA compatible) as well as 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC on the 3D-capable models (BDT500) and built-in 4K up-scaling (BDT330).  Additionally the BDT500, BBT01, BDT330, BDT230 and BDT130 feature 2D-3D conversion for any content and the BDT500 and BDT330 models also include twin HDMI ports.

In addition to Panasonic’s recognized commitment to the highest audio and video standards, the 2013 devices all were created with a focus on design.  Matching some of the design innovations seen with VIERA televisions, these new slim and sleek players match the décor in any home.  Featuring sharp angles to take up less surface area, the compact main unit includes cardboard cushions to prevent any damage to furniture.

As with all of Panasonic’s products, environmental stewardship and specific energy-reducing technologies are brought into the 2013 line of Blu-ray Players to give the consumer the best at-home viewing experience without sacrificing performance.

The 3D-capable Blu-ray models also feature a Web Browser with pointer cursor for easy maneuvering, while all models in the 2013 lineup also feature external HDD Playback and personalized menu options on the Blu-ray lineup.

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[1] Requires an Ethernet connection


 

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Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.30 trillion yen (68 billion euros) for the year ended March 31, 2013. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net/.