Panasonic Adds Vudu to 2010 Blu-ray Player Lineup

Posted Tue Nov 23, 2010 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

1080p movie rentals and purchases are live November 24th on Viera Cast enabled Blu-ray players.

Isn't the internet connected world great? That Viera Cast enabled Panasonic Blu-ray player you bought earlier this year is getting added functionality that you don't even have to do anything for. Starting Wednesday November 24th, you'll be able to access the Vudu online video service.

If you're not familiar with Vudu, it's the rental service that comes closest to Blu-ray quality with its streams, earning plenty of praise along the way. There's a huge selection starting at just $2 for a two day rental.

"Connected TV will continue to become an increasingly important feature for consumers," says Panasonic VP Merwan Mereby. "Panasonic is working tirelessly to build upon the already robust entertainment and connectivity experiences our Viera Cast customers can enjoy."

The new update will apply to the BDT100, 300, and 350 as well as the BD65, BD85 and B500 portable Blu-ray player.

Source: PR Newswire

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