That’s right; at the Consumer Electronics Show, Panasonic released news of the successors to their award-winning DMP-BD35 and DMP-BD55 players. Oh, and they’ve shown the world its first dual Blu-ray/VHS player … that is correct, I said VHS. All three of the new Blu-ray players DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80 and the DMP-BD70V combine high quality images with enhanced networking functions that includes VIERA-Cast’s improved internet functionality that provides access to Amazon’s VOD’s huge selection of titles.
Keeping with the commitment to produce products that stress ease of use, the 2009 line of Blu-ray disc players continue to incorporate VIERA Link that allows the consumer to operate their audio/video components, via HDMI, with one remote. And, in keeping with Panasonic’s pledge to reduce the planets carbon footprint, the new players have been designed to reduce power consumption.
Each of the three models employs the PHL reference chroma processor plus. Developed in collaboration with Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory, this high image processing technology reproduces clear, vivid colors that are faithful to the original film. Recognizing that audio is important to the overall entertainment experience, Panasonic’s three 2009 Blu-ray disc players feature a high definition audio decoder (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS HD Master Audio Essential) to take advantage of the exceptionally high quality 7.1 surround sound that’s now integrated in Blu-ray discs.
The DMP-BD70v distinguishes itself as the world’s first dual deck VHS Blu-ray player, providing the consumer with a video product that features multi-format playback allowing the user to play VHS, CD, DVD and 1080p High Definition Blu-ray discs. The BD70v allows for premium 1080 up-conversion for all video formats.