[CES 2013] In the market for a new Blu-ray player or media streamer and own a number of Panasonic devices in your home theater setup? Then you’ll be happy to hear Panasonic is announcing a number of new Blu-ray players as well as media streamers at CES this week to be available next month.
First off, there are a total of four Blu-ray players that will be available at retail starting in February. Panasonic’s DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79 are the company’s 2D Blu-ray players, while the DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BDT230 offer Full HD 3D compatibility. All four Blu-ray players feature Panasonic’s IPTV platform and VIERA Connect, but the 2D Blu-ray players feature IP VOD, which is a service that offers a limited selection of streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, Amazon Instant Video and YouTube.
Only two media streamers are being introduced this week: the DMP-MST60 and DMP-MS10. Both media streamers offer VIERA Connect and IP VOD, like the Blu-ray players, but the DMP-MST60 is 3D capable and includes a web browser while the DMP-MS10 doesn’t have those two fancy features. Both media streaming players have the ability to play media from an external HDD and offer Miracast, which allows you to transfer photos and videos located on their smartphone or tablet to their HDTV.
All of Panasonic’s Blu-ray players and media streamers will be available next month, but at this time, no price point has been announced for any of them.