Panasonic announces new Blu-ray players
Panasonic has recently announced their new Blu-ray player lineup which include DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80 and DMP-BD70V. The new players feature enhanced networking functions, including VIERA Cast’s improved internet functionality for fast access to Amazon VOD’s huge selection of titles.
Panasonic has recently introduced the successors to last year’s award winning DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55 players, as well as presenting the world’s first Blu-ray-VHS dual player. All three of the new Blu-ray players – DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80, DMP-BD70V – combine high quality images with enhanced networking functions, including VIERA Cast’s improved internet functionality that provides access to Amazon VOD’s huge selection of titles.
The 2009 line of Blu-ray Disc™ players continue to incorporate VIERA Link™ which allow consumer to operate their audio/video components via HDMI with one remote. The new Blu-ray players have also been designed to reduce power consumption.
Each of the three models employs the PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus. Developed in collaboration with Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, this high image processing technology reproduces clear, vivid colors that are faithful to the original film.
Recognizing that audio is important to the overall entertainment experience, Panasonic’s three 2009 Blu-ray Disc players feature a high definition audio decoder (Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential) to take advantage of the exceptionally high quality 7.1 channel surround sound now integrated in Blu-ray Discs. The DMP-BD70V distinguishes itself as the world’s first dual deck VHS-Blu-ray player, providing the consumer with a video product that features multi-format playback allowing the user to play VHS, CD, DVD and 1080p high definition Blu-ray Discs. The BD70V allows for premium 1080p up-conversion for all video formats.
The DMP-BD60 will have a SRP of USD299.95; the DMP-BD60 USD399.95; the DMP-BD70V USD399.95.