Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability For Its 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player Lineup<6752.T>

Tue Apr 9, 2013 9:00am EDT

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Panasonic Introduces Two New 3D-Capable Players Featuring Wireless Capabilities
for Added Content Viewing
SECAUCUS, N.J.,  April 9, 2013  /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, a major developer and
contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, announced today pricing and
availability of it 2013  Blu-ray Disc Player lineup which was unveiled last
month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show.  The line-up features
two new Full HD 3D models (DMP-BDT330  and DMP-BDT230) and two 2D Blu-ray Disc
Players (DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79) as well as continuations of two successful Full
HD 3D 2012 models (DMP-BDT500  and DMP-BBT01).

2013 Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Disc Players

             Availability  MSRP     
 DMP-BDT230  Immediate     $129.99  
 DMP-BDT330  Immediate     $199.99  
 DMP-BDT500  Immediate     $349.99  
 DMP-BBT01   Immediate     $269.99  

2013 Full HD 2D Blu-ray Disc Players

           Availability  MSRP    
 DMP-BD79  Immediate     $79.99  
 DMP-BD89  Immediate     $99.99  

All four of Panasonic's 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc models include Panasonic's
proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1, while the 2D models feature IP VOD -
a service that offers access to a limited, though targeted, selection of popular
sites including Netflix, HuluPlus, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube.  They also
feature a Web Browser with pointer cursor for easy maneuvering, while all models
in the 2013 lineup also feature external HDD Playback and personalized menu
options on the Blu-ray lineup.

The Panasonic  BDT330  model also offers Miracast - a new display mirroring
feature which enables users to transfer and display photos, videos, movies,
music, and video games from their Smartphone and Tablet devices (Android 4.2
operating system or higher) to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.   

All 2013 Panasonic 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.  Panasonic's 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players also feature high-quality
network audio (DLNA compatible) as well as 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC on select
3D-capable models  (BDT500)  and built-in 4K up-scaling  (BDT330).   

Additionally the Panasonic  BDT230  and  BDT330,  BDT500, and BBT01 models
feature 2D-3D conversion for any content and the  BDT330  and  BDT500  models
also include twin HDMI ports.

For more information on Panasonic's line of 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players, visit

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of  North America

Based in  Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of  North
America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of  North America, the principal
North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of
Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a
wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and  Canada. The Company's
portfolio of innovative 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.

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's natural
resources and protect our environment through the company's  Eco Ideas 
programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the
Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six:
Follow Panasonic on Twitter  @panasonicusa, and additional company information
for media is available at  

1  Access to a broadband Internet connection is required to access VIERA Connect



SOURCE  Panasonic

Chris De Maria (Panasonic), 201-348-7182,;
or Blayne Murphy (Cohn & Wolfe), 212-798-9763,

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