As well as the Panasonic portable blu-ray player we reported on earlier this week, Panasonic have some more conventional Profile 2.0 compatible blu-ray players as well as one very unique hybrid VHS – Blu-ray player that they announced at CES.
All three of the new Profile 2.0 compatible Blu-ray players – DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80, DMP-BD70V – combine high quality images with enhanced networking functions, including VIERA Cast’s improved internet functionality that provides access to Amazon VOD’s huge selection of titles as well as YouTube™, Google’s Picasa™ Web Album , Bloomberg and a weather channel. The 2009 line of Blu-ray Disc™ players continue to incorporate VIERA Link™, allowing the consumer to operate their audio/video components, via HDMI, with one remote. All three 2009 Blu-ray Disc players feature a high definition audio decoder featuring Dolby® Digital Plus, Dolby® TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential to take advantage of Blu-ray’s 7.1 surround sound as well as featuring an SD Memory card slot and USB slot, making it easy for the consumer to view and share both digital still images and HD video recorded with an HD camcorder in the AVCHD format.
The the Panasonic DMP-BD80 differentiates itself some the other players by providing 7.1 analog audio outputs at the back of the unit. Very handy for those not wanting to fork out top dollar for a surround sound receiver.
No word yet on whether these players will be heading to Australia or what their prices will be.
Source: Panasonic Press Release