Panasonic prices and ships its first media streamers, newest Bluray Disc players

Don't look now, but Panasonic has just gone public with pricing and availability information for its inaugural line of streaming media players. Announced a few months back at CES, the 3D-capable DMP-MS10 is shipping today for $79.99, offering up VIERA Connect (for easy integration with older Panny HDTVs), inbuilt WiFi, external HDD playback and access to Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu and YouTube. An extra $20 gets you the DMP-MST60, which is also shipping today while adding 2D-to-3D conversion and Miracast functionality.

Over on the BD side, the DMP-BD79 is moving out now for $79.99, while the BD89 is going for $10 more; these two are 2D-only models, with the latter being equipped with WiFi out of the box. For those still (somehow) enamored with the third dimension, the DMP-BBT01 ($269.99), BDT500 ($349.99), BDT330 ($199.99) and BDT230 ($129.999) are also hitting store shelves within the next few moments. The full releases are just past the break -- you know, if you're into such things.

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING & AVAILABILITY FOR ITS 2013 BLU-RAY DISC™ PLAYER LINEUP

Panasonic Introduces Two New 3D-Capable Players Featuring Wireless Capabilities for Added Content Viewing

SECAUCUS, NJ (April 9, 2013) – Panasonic, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, announced today pricing and availability of it 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player lineup which was unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two new Full HD 3D models (DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BDT230) and two 2D Blu-ray Disc Players (DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79) as well as continuations of two successful Full HD 3D 2012 models (DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01).

All four of Panasonic's 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc models include Panasonic's proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1, while the 2D models feature IP VOD - a service that offers access to a limited, though targeted, selection of popular sites including Netflix, HuluPlus, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube. They 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.

The Panasonic BDT330 model also offers Miracast – a new display mirroring feature which enables users to transfer and display photos, videos, movies, music, and video games from their Smartphone and Tablet devices (Android 4.2 operating system or higher) to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.

All 2013 Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players include built-in Wi-Fi (with the exception of the BD79 which is wireless-ready), enabling users to access additional content and services through the internet without the need to tether your device. Panasonic's 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players also feature high-quality network audio (DLNA compatible) as well as 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC on select 3D-capable models (BDT500) and built-in 4K up-scaling (BDT330).

Additionally the Panasonic BDT230 and BDT330, BDT500, and BBT01 models feature 2D-3D conversion for any content and the BDT330 and BDT500 models also include twin HDMI ports.

For more information on Panasonic's line of 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players, visit www.panasonic.com.

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PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING & AVAILABILITY FOR ITS INAUGURAL LINE OF STREAMING MEDIA PLAYERS

Sleek and Slim Media Players Feature Built in Wi-Fi for Easy and Versatile Video Viewing


SECAUCUS, NJ (April 9, 2013) – Panasonic, an industry leader and pioneer in the development of emerging video technology, announced today pricing and availability of its first-ever line of Streaming Media Players which were unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up features two models -- the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10 featuring VIERA Connect and IP VOD respectively.

Panasonic's 3D-capable streaming media player, the MST60, features Panasonic's proprietary connected TV platform, VIERA ConnectTM, which enables1 owners of VIERA Connect-enabled Blu-ray Disc Players, Streaming Media Players and Home Theater Systems to turn any TV into a Smart TV with access to a wide range of internet-based video-on-demand content and applications covering everything from news and fitness, social networking, music and online shopping and gaming. The MST60 also includes a Web browser with cursor for easy maneuvering.

The Panasonic MS10 includes built-in Wi-Fi and contains access to IP VOD, giving users the ability to stream many of their favorite TV shows, movies and music from a variety of popular applications including Netflix, Hulu™ Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu, and YouTube™.

Both of Panasonic's streaming media players also include external HDD Playback and the MST60 also features a 2D-3D conversion function and Miracast -- a new display mirroring feature which enables users to transfer and display photos, videos, movies, music, and video games from their Smartphone and Tablet devices (Android 4.2 operating system or higher) to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.

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Panasonic prices and ships its first media streamers, newest Blu-ray Disc players