Not that the act of discontinuing Blu-ray players
rather early on in their life is unheard of, but Panasonic's DMP-BD35
still had a few months left
in it by our estimations. Shortly after Panny unveiled a new trio of BD decks
at CES, the company has reportedly killed production of its BD35, and we're left to assume the BD55 ain't far behind. Of course, this means that those on the prowl for a Panasonic Blu-ray player will either have to wait until April (for the DMP-BD60
) or try and procure one of the remaining BD35 / BD55 models from a local retailer. If you've waited this long, however, we'd suggest holding off -- the connected nature (YouTube, Amazon Video on Demand) of the forthcoming models makes 'em way more attractive. Just sayin'.