The new line consists of four new players of which two are Full HD 3D models (DMP-BDT230 and DMP-BDT330), and the rest two are 2D Blu-ray disc players (DMP-BD79 and DMP-BD89). Besides, there is a continuation of two successful Full HD 3D 2012 models – DMP-BBT01 and DMP-BDT500.
The BDT230, BDT330, BDT500 and BBT01 feature 3D and 2D Blu-ray disc playback, as well as real time conversion. This means you can watch DVDs and non-3D Blu-ray Discs in 3D. Apart from this, the BDT330 additionally provides both 1080p and 4K upscaling.
In addition, all six players are network-enabled for access to content streamed from the internet and DLNA-compatible devices. All of the players also have built-in Wi-Fi, except for the DMP-BD79, which requires an optional WiFi adapter for network connectivity. However, all six players also provide Ethernet jacks for wired network and internet access. On the other side, the DMP-BDT230 and DMP-BDT330 incorporate Miracast connectivity, which provides wireless streaming directly from compatible smartphones and tablets.
To provide additional flexibility, the DMP-BBT01 and DMP-BDT330 both feature disc loading via a slot rather than a disc drawer, and the design of the DMP-BBT01 allows it to be mounted vertically or horizontally. On the other hand, both the DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BBT500 provide two HDMI outputs for added convenience when accessing audio through home theater receivers without HDMI connections or that do have HDMI connections, but are not 3D compatible. The DMP-BDT500 also features a set of 5.1/7.1 channel analog audio outputs for use with receivers that do not have digital audio input connections.
Pricing of 2013 Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Disc Players
DMP-BDT230 costs $129.99 (including Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1)
DMP-BDT330 costs $199.99 (including Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1)
DMP-BDT500 costs $328.99 (including Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1)
DMP-BBT01 costs $251.09 (including Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1)
Pricing of 2013 Full HD 2D Blu-ray Disc Players