Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability For Its 2013 Blu-ray Disc™ Player Lineup

 Panasonic Announces Pricing & Availability For Its 2013 Blu-ray Disc™ Player
                                    Lineup

Panasonic Introduces Two New 3D-Capable Players Featuring Wireless
Capabilities for Added Content Viewing

PR Newswire

SECAUCUS, N.J., April 9, 2013

SECAUCUS, N.J., April 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Panasonic, a major developer and
contributor to the success of the Blu-ray format, announced today pricing and
availability of it 2013 Blu-ray Disc Player lineup which was unveiled last
month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show. The line-up
features two new Full HD 3D models (DMP-BDT330 and DMP-BDT230) and two 2D
Blu-ray Disc Players (DMP-BD89 and DMP-BD79) as well as continuations of two
successful Full HD 3D 2012 models (DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01).

2013 Full HD 3D Blu-Ray Disc Players

           Availability MSRP
DMP-BDT230 Immediate    $129.99
DMP-BDT330 Immediate    $199.99
DMP-BDT500 Immediate    $349.99
DMP-BBT01  Immediate    $269.99

2013 Full HD 2D Blu-ray Disc Players

         Availability MSRP
DMP-BD79 Immediate    $79.99
DMP-BD89 Immediate    $99.99

All four of Panasonic's 3D-capable Blu-ray Disc models include Panasonic's
proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect^1, while the 2D models feature IP VOD
- a service that offers access to a limited, though targeted, selection of
popular sites including Netflix, HuluPlus, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube. They
also feature a Web Browser with pointer cursor for easy maneuvering, while all
models in the 2013 lineup also feature external HDD Playback and personalized
menu options on the Blu-ray lineup.

The Panasonic BDT330 model also offers Miracast – a new display mirroring
feature which enables users to transfer and display photos, videos, movies,
music, and video games from their Smartphone and Tablet devices (Android 4.2
operating system or higher) to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.

All 2013 Panasonic Blu-ray Disc Players include built-in Wi-Fi (with the
exception of the BD79 which is wireless-ready), enabling users to access
additional content and services through the internet without the need to
tether your device. Panasonic's 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players also feature
high-quality network audio (DLNA compatible) as well as 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC
on select 3D-capable models (BDT500) and built-in 4K up-scaling (BDT330).

Additionally the Panasonic BDT230 and BDT330, BDT500, and BBT01 models feature
2D-3D conversion for any content and the BDT330 and BDT500 models also include
twin HDMI ports.

For more information on Panasonic's line of 2013 Blu-ray Disc Players, visit
www.panasonic.com.

About Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North
America, a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal
North American Subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of
Panasonic's U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations, offers a
wide-range of consumer solutions in the U.S. and Canada. The Company's
portfolio of innovative consumer products ranges from VIERA Full HD 3D
Televisions, Blu-ray players, LUMIX Digital Cameras, Camcorders, Home Audio,
Cordless Phones, Home Appliances, Wellness and Personal Care products and
more.

Panasonic is pledged to practice prudent, sustainable use of the earth's
natural resources and protect our environment through the company's Eco Ideas
programs. In the 2012 Interbrand Annual Best Global Green Brands ranking, the
Panasonic brand jumped four spots to number six:
http://www.interbrand.com/en/best-global-brands/Best-Global-Green-Brands/2012-Report.aspx.
Follow Panasonic on Twitter @panasonicusa, and additional company information
for media is available at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.

^1 Access to a broadband Internet connection is required to access VIERA
Connect features.





SOURCE Panasonic

Website: http://www.panasonic.com
Contact: Chris De Maria (Panasonic), 201-348-7182,
Christopher.Demaria@us.panasonic.com; or Blayne Murphy (Cohn & Wolfe),
212-798-9763, Blayne.Murphy@cohnwolfe.com
 
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