At CES 2010, Panasonic introduced three new Blu-ray players, the DMP-BD65, DMP-BD85, and the DMP-BDT350. These new players offer features ranging from Wi-Fi and Netflix streaming to 3D!
The new DMP-BD65 is Wi-Fi ready (USB dongle sold separately) and supports Panasonics VieraCast streaming content portal, which will feature content from Amazon Video on Demand, YouTube, Picasa, Netflix, Pandora, and Twitter. The unit supports full 7.1 audio decoding, onboard decoding for Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Key step-up features from the DMP-BD65 to the new Panasonic DMP-BD85 include 7.1 analog audio outputs, Digital Tube Sound Simulator mode to produce the warm, realistic sounds associated with a tube amplifier, and the Wi-Fi USB dongle is included.
The big news is Panasonics new DMP-BDT350 (pictured), which is the companys first 3D Blu-ray player. It has not one, but two HDMI outputs! The reason for the dual ports is to allow the 3D player to integrate more easily with existing AV receivers by sending the high-bandwidth 3D video directly to your HDTV, and the audio to the receiver. Other 3D Blu-ray players will require new HDMI 1.4 AV receivers if you want to do audio and video switching through the receiver. In addition to the 3D and dual HDMI, other features include PHL Reference Chroma Processer Plus video processor, VieraCast streming content support, SD card slot and USB ports, 14-second boot up time, and Wi-Fi ready.
Look for these great new Panasonic Blu-ray players at Wilshire Home Entertainment this Spring!