LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a major developer and contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, today 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.
Additionally, 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 Connect 1, 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. Panasonic's reputation for creating quality video products is on high display with the entire line of 2013 home entertainment products, specifically the BDT230, the direct successor to the 2012 CEA Innovation award-winning and critically acclaimed BDT220. The BDT220 features built-in Wi-Fi, 2D-3D conversion, a web browser with pointer cursor, and Panasonic's proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect. All 2013 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.