Panasonic Releases $599 Second-Gen Blu-ray Player; Bundles Five Flicks

Posted Tue May 15, 2007 at 10:51 AM PDT by
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Originally announced back in February, Panasonic says its second-gen Blu-ray player is now available, including a bevy of audio options and five free Blu-ray discs with purchase.

The new player (dubbed the DMP-BD10A) boasts an audio upgrade package that includes both Dolby True HD and DTS-HD.

Panasonic is offering the DMP-BD10A at SRP of $599.95, and to sweeten the offer is also including five pre-selected Blu-ray movies with each purchase: 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Curse of the Black Pearl,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest,' 'The Transporter,' 'Fantastic Four' and 'Crash.'

Cue the exec quote: "Panasonic is deeply committed to the success of Blu-ray," said Gene Kelsey, Vice President of Panasonic's Entertainment Group. "With the continuing flow of hit movie titles on Blu-ray, combined with aggressive pricing and the increasing awareness of consumers about the unique entertainment experience provided by high definition, the future looks very bright for Blu-ray."

Thanks to Robert S. for the tip!

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Discs mentioned in this article: (Click for specs and reviews)
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest (Blu-ray)
Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl (Blu-ray)
The Transporter (Blu-ray)
Fantastic Four (Blu-ray)
Crash (Blu-ray)
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