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Panasonic's new Blu-ray players & soundbars

05 Feb 2014 | Rasmus Larsen |

Panasonic has a range of new Blu-ray players coming out in the US and Europe. They have also unveiled new soundbars for various TV sizes.

New Pana Blu-ray players & soundbars

No new 4K Blu-ray standard was announced at CES, but most manufacturers still had new Blu-ray players to show off in Vegas. Panasonic will release several new Blu-ray players in the US and Europe.

Panasonic DMP-BDT360


The new DMP-BDT360 supports 2D and 3D discs and can upscale to 4K (even though the 4K TVs do that, too). Additionally, it offers access to TV apps from Netflix, YouTube and more. It supports DLNA streaming on the home network and also Miracast that lets you mirror the screen from an Android smartphone or tablet.

Panasonic also has two new BDT460 and BDT700 models coming out. The 700 is a high-end model with 2D/3D playback, two HDMI 2.0 outputs, a 4K upconverter, and analog 7.1 audio output. It comes with the touchscreen remote, 96kHz surround upsmapling, an all-aluminum chassis and supports a range of different codecs for USB playback. It also offers Miracast, TV apps and DLNA, just like the BDT360. We have no details on the BDT460 yet.

Panasonic DMP-BDT360


The two cheaper DMP-BD91 and DMP-BD81 (only in US) will be available as basic Blu-ray players. They are just 33 centimeters in width and the 91 model offers TV apps, but no "smart" features are available in the 81 model.

Panasonic has also announced new soundbars with the so-called SC-HTB880, SC-HTB580 and SC-HTB8 models. The most expensive 880 model has 4K pass-through, which means that you can let a 4K video signal pass through the soundbar into the TV. The soundbar will not process the video, but just grab the audio. The 880 model can also simulate 5.1 surround, says Panasonic.

Panasonic SC-HTB880


The 880 and 580 models come with wireless subwoofers and wireless music playback from a smartphone or tablet via bluetooth, but the 8 model has none of these features.

Panasonic’s new soundbars and Blu-ray players are expected to hit stores in March or April of 2014.



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