23
February
2015
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13:00
Europe/Amsterdam

Panasonic Unveils 2015 Blu-ray Disc Player Line-up Incorporating 4K Upscaling and Smart, Simple Networking

Summary

2015 range designed to provide intuitive cinematic experiences in your home

2015 range designed to provide intuitive cinematic experiences in your home

 

Frankfurt, Germany (23rd February 2015) – Panasonic has today announced its full 2015 European line-up of Blu-ray Disc Players, incorporating the new DMP-BDT370, DMP-BDT270, DMP-BDT170, DMP-BDT165 and DMP-BD83 models in addition to the existing DMP-BDT700 and DMP-BDT460. The 2015 line-up is designed and built to excel in picture and sound quality, as well as provide a range of smart networking functions to give you the most flexible and intuitive home entertainment experiences.

 

Delivering cinematic experiences in your home

Panasonic’s long history of image research and development in Hollywood has enabled it to accumulate a wealth of high quality imaging technologies for faithfully reproducing movies in your home, just as the directors intended. The DMP-BDT370 and DMP-BDT270 bring this expertise, incorporating the latest 4K technologies, to a much wider market in Europe.

Both the DMP-BDT370 and DMP-BDT270 feature a 4K Up-scaling function that automatically converts your existing content into stunningly high-definition 4K images, when displayed on a 4K TV. If you think your Blu-ray movies look good already, you will be in for a real treat when you see them upscaled to 4K. The player’s powerful dual core processor is able to intelligently add millions of extra pixels to the Blu-ray’s original Full HD images, giving your favourite content so much more sharpness, texture and detail. In addition, with 4K JPEG playback mode (DMP-BDT370 only), you can view your holiday photos in jaw-dropping 4K quality on the big screen.

Flexible and intuitive home viewing

With full DLNA functionality, you can connect the DMP-BDT370, DMP-BDT270 or DMP-BDT170 to your home network, and play all your favourite content – including video, music and photo - from other compatible devices in your home.

In addition, with Miracast you can mirror content from your smartphone or tablet directly onto the large TV screen so you can share with your family and friends. As Miracast establishes a direct Wi-Fi connection between your devices, you don’t need to have access to an external Wi-Fi router for this to work.

Providing access to the internet and a wide range of online material, the BDT370, BDT270 and BDT170 also allow you to enjoy a world of online content. With video and music streaming services, games, and an integrated web browser, there’ll always be something to watch and enjoy. You can also access social networks such as Facebook and Twitter via the player, so you can use your TV to connect with friends from the comfort of your sofa.

For added convenience, a newly advanced HDMI CEC feature also allows you to operate both the TV and the Blu-ray Disc Player with a single remote control.

DMP-BDT165 and DMP-BD83

The 2015 range also includes two new entry models - the DMP-BDT165, a Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Disc Player, and the DMP-BD83, a Full HD 2D Blu-Ray Disc Player available in silver or black.

DMP-BDT370 Specs:

Available in silver or black

Built-in 4K Up-scaling

4K JPEG playback

FULL HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback

2D-3D conversion

Video on Demand in HD Quality

High Quality Network Audio Playback (e.g. for FLAC)

Access to a wide variety of online content and apps

DNLA and Miracast

Web Browser

Built-in Wi-Fi

HDMI CEC

DMP-BDT270 Specs:

Available in black

Built-in 4K Up-scaling

FULL HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback

High Quality Network Audio Playback (e.g. for FLAC)

Access to a wide variety of online content and apps

DNLA and Miracast

Web Browser

Built-in Wi-Fi

HDMI CEC

 

DMP-BDT170 Specs:

Available in black

Built-in 4K Up-scaling

FULL HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback

High Quality Network Audio Playback (e.g. for FLAC)

Access to a wide variety of online content and apps

DNLA

Web Browser

HDMI CEC

DMP-BDT165 Specs

FULL HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Playback

Video on Demand in HD Quality

High Quality Network Audio Playback (e.g. for FLAC)

Access to online content and apps

External HDD playback

HDMI CEC

 

DMP-BD83 Specs

Video on Demand in HD Quality

High Quality Network Audio Playback (e.g. for FLAC)

Access to online content and apps

External HDD playback

HDMI CEC

About Panasonic

Panasonic Corporation is a worldwide leader in the development and engineering of electronic technologies and solutions for customers in residential, non-residential, mobility and personal applications. Since its founding in 1918, the company has expanded globally and now operates over 500 consolidated companies worldwide, recording consolidated net sales of 7.74 trillion yen (57.74 billion Euro) for the year ended March 31, 2014. Committed to pursuing new value through innovation across divisional lines, the company strives to create a better life and a better world for its customers. For more information about Panasonic, please visit the company's website at http://panasonic.net