Panasonic has a slew of interesting products lined up for 2012, and that includes a wide variety of new plasma, LED and LCD panels, all ready to take on the market by storm. Most of these are selling pretty well online right now, so if you’re looking for top-notch quality and performance, you can’t go wrong with one of Panasonic’s new models.
At this time, the Panasonic WT50 just went up for pre-order so if you want the latest LCD technology from the company at an affordable price, you can go ahead and place your order online.
Everyone expects the best quality when it comes to Panasonic’s displays, but that also applies to Blu-Ray players and, once again, there are six of these lined-up for launch in 2012.
Four out of the six new models come with 3D capabilities enabling users to access 3D content from online streaming services with the aid of the built-in WiFi feature and VIERA Connect IPTV platform.
Panasonic has really made an effort this year to pack in the best features available including a UniPhier chip processor, 24p output for VOD, 192Hz/32bit Audio DAC and FLAC compatibility. These features combined lead to an enhanced audio and video experience and there’s also 2D-to-3D upconversion in case you want to enjoy your older movie collection in 3D.
The company has decided to allow users to control their Blu-Ray player with the aid of their smartphone and anyone who wants to do so, needs to install the free app and forget about looking for the remote control. The app is available for both Android and iOS operating systems.
The social side is also present with these new Blu-Ray player models as well as Skype functionality you can use any time to connect to friends or family from a distance no matter where they are. You’ll be able to recommend your content on Twitter and Facebook directly from your Panasonic 2012 Blu-Ray player or share it wirelessly using the DLNA feature.
Panasonic DMP-BBT01 3D Blu-Ray Player
The DMP-BBT01 is the company’s prototype model for this year featuring a slim and compact design. Panasonic was most likely looking to offer its users a space-saving solution that can fit anywhere in your setup both horizontally and vertically. Although small in size, the DMP-BBT01 has enough space to pack the best features this year, including 3D capabilities, a UniPhier chip processor and 24p output for VOD taking care of video quality.
The DMP-BBT01 will become available in May 2012 for $239.
Panasonic DMP-BDT500 3D Blu-Ray Player
Next in line is another high-end player featuring the same UniPhier chip and VIERA Connect functionality as well as 192Hz/32bit Audio DAC and FLAC support. Also worth mentioning is the added 7.1 channels output and the possibility of remote controlling this one with the aid of only your smartphone by installing a free app.
The DMP-BDT500 will also become available in May for $349.
Panasonic DMP-BDT320 3D Blu-Ray Player
The DMP-BDT320 is a more eco-friendly option for a Blu-Ray player coming from Panasonic this year. The built-in Eco-Sensor coming with the DMP-BDT320 enables low power consumption and you’ll still be able to enjoy high quality video with the aid of the 24p output for VOD, UniPhier Chip Processor and Adaptive Chroma Processing.
In addition to all the these great features, you’ll once again be able to enjoy content from Internet Streaming services via the built-in WiFi feature and access popular services such as HULU Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu, Pandora, Amazon VOD and probably the most popular – Netflix. You’ll once again be able to find the newly implemented Skype functionality and networking features that enable you to share content with your friends through Titter and Facebook.
The DMP-BDT320 is available right now for $179.99.
Panasonic DMP-BDT220 3D Blu-Ray player
The DMP-BDT220 is the last in line to feature 3D capabilities, although this time the 3D technology is more affordable than in the previous two models. Once again there’s the UniPhier chip, 2D-to-3D upconversion, 24p output for VOD, smartphone remote, DLNA connectivity and the enhanced VIERA Connect platform that enables users to watch content from Internet Streaming Services.
The DMP-BDT220 is available right now for $134.99.
Panasonic DMP-BD87 Blu-Ray player
If you’re not looking for 3D capabilities this year, Panasonic still has two lower-end models for you, and the first in line is the DMP-BD87. This one is a ultra-fast booting Full HD Blu-Ray player that only needs a few seconds to load and playback a Blu-Ray disc.
You’ll once again full support for Internet Streaming services via the IP VOD feature as well as DLNA support. You can also connect you external HDD to this one and playback your personal media collection and install the free app on your smartphone to remote control it.
The Panasonic DMP-BD87 is now available for $109.99.
Panasonic DMP-BD77 Blu-Ray player
The DMP-BD77 comes with pretty much the same features as the DMP-BD87, but this time there’s no built-in WiFi. The BD77 requires a separate adapter in order to connect to the Internet, as for the features you’ll once again be able to find FLAC and HD audio codecs support, DLNA connectivity and the Ultra-Fast load and boot feature.
The BD77 Blu-Ray player is now available for $89.99.
Most of these models are already available online, with just the high-end models coming this May.