Panasonic sends more Blu-ray players to the market
If you ask me, I would say that there is only one Blu-ray player that you will ever need, and that comes in the form of the Sony PS3. After all, when the PS3 first came out to the market, it proved to be rather pricey, but when you take into consideration the price of other standalone Blu-ray players, then surely the PS3 makes far more economical sense. If you are a parent who do not want to “plague” your teen with the scourge of video games when he/she could be spending summer outdoors and exploring the real, natural world, then you can always settle for a standalone Blu-ray player – and Panasonic caters to this particular crowd with four more new Full HD 3D models.
The four new models are known as the DMP-BBT01, DMP-BDT500, DMP-BDT320, DMP-BDT220, while a couple of 2D Blu-ray Disc players were also released – DMP-BD87 and the DMP-BD77. We will concentrate on the four 3D capable models, as they will include Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect, whereas the 2D-only models will feature IP VOD (Video On Demand), a service that delivers a limited albeit targeted selection of sites including Netflix, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube.
One thing’s for sure – regardless of which model you pick up, Panasonic has made sure that the design of these Blu-ray players are guaranteed to fit into any living room configuration. Looking sleek and all stylish, the Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc players will feature an improved UniPhier chip processor, 24p output for VOD, an expanded VIERA Connect functionality, and FLAC (Free Lossless Audio Codec), 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC (not available on the DMP-BBT01), Smartphone remote control capability, and a new touchpad remote control.
As for the DMP-BBT01, DMP-BDT500, and DMP-BDT320 models, those also offer2D-to-3D up-conversion, converting 2D images from VIERA Connect, DVDs and Blu-ray discs into 3D with natural depth perception. With a new slim design and a unique slot-in drive that is available on the DMP-BBT01 and the DMP-BDT320, they pave the way for a tray-less design, preventing one from inadvertently loading a second disc. Not only that, the DMP-BBT01 also makes sure your living room is far more unique to look at thanks to its stand which allows it to operate either vertically or horizontally.
Anyone wants some next generation entertainment hardware in your living room? Look no further than what Panasonic has offered.