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[January 10, 2013]

Panasonic Adds to 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player Lineup

Jan 10, 2013 (Close-Up Media via COMTEX) -- Panasonic announced that it introduced an expanded Blu-ray Disc Player lineup with two new Full HD 3D models the DMP-BDT330, DMP-BDT230, and two 2D Blu-ray Disc Players the DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79.


According to a release, Panasonic maintains the successes of Full HD 3D 2012 models the DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01. All four of the 3D-capable models include Panasonic's proprietary IPTV platform, Viera Connect1, while the 2D models feature IP VOD, a service that offers a limited, though targeted, selection of such sites as Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube.

"Panasonic is committed to the best in-home entertainment and this year's Blu-ray Players are at the forefront of design, performance and green technology," said Alex Fried, Product Manager, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. "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 consumer top-of-mind." A new feature, Display Mirroring, takes into account the increased smartphone and tablet use while viewing programming on your TV. Now simply with a flick of the hand, users can take content on their smartphone or tablet (Android 4.2) operating system or higher) and view the same images, videos or games on a large screen to share with family and friends. Display Mirroring is available on the BDT330 as well as the BDT230.

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

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America, a Division of Panasonic Corp. of North America, the principal North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corp. and the hub of Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's portfolio of consumer products ranges from Viera Full HD 3D Televisions, Blu-ray players, Lumix Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio, Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and more.

More Information: panasonic.com ((Comments on this story may be sent to newsdesk@closeupmedia.com))

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