Posted Thu Mar 12, 2009 at 01:30 PM PDT by Mike Attebery
Panasonic is introducing three new Blu-Ray players to their lineup.
The new offering sinclude: The DMP-BD60 (SRP: $299.95), DMP-BD80 (SRP: $399.95), and DMP-BD70V (SRP: $399.95). These three players have been engineered to reduce power consumption. They also include VIERA Cast’s internet connection for access to Amazon’s video selection, Google’s Picasa and other popular online Blu-Ray applications, and the VIERA Link function that allows users to control all AV components with a single remote.
The video quality is augmented by the PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus to produce picture quality that is faithful to the original film. They all include decoders for Dolby(R) Digital Plus, Dolby(R) TrueHD, and DTS-HD Master Audio Essential. The BD70V is the first player on the market to include a deck for VHS support. It can also play CDs, DVDs and Blu-Ray discs, and can up-convert all video to 1080p.
The BD80 is a 7.1 channel player, allowing for true 7.1 surround sound. It also allows for a playback window with video information to be displayed along with the currently playing disc. All three players use 96kHz surround remastering, to enhance the audio quality of CDs and other sources. These three Blu-Ray players from Panasonic will be available this April.
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