Panasonic has announced the launch of the DMP-BDT300 – its first Blu-ray player capable of playing 3D movies. The move follows Sony’s launch of its first 3D Blu-ray player the BDP-S470 3D.
Panasonic DMP-BDT300 3D movies
Panasonic says that the DMP-BDT300 will play 3D video directly from Blu-ray disc, but you’ll need a 3D TV to watch 3D on screen. Companies including Panasonic and Samsung have revealed plans to launch 3D TV sets in 2010.
Panasonic says that the DMP-BDT300 can be used as a standard Blu-ray player, although it is likely to cost more than most Blu-ray players. Which? lab tests have revealed Best Buy Blu-ray players from less than £100.
In addition to 3D footage, Panasonic says the DMP-BDT300 can stream online content using the company’s Viera Cast internet functionality. Panasonic says it will add internet content to the Viera Cast system during 2010 from new commercial partners.
Panasonic says that users will also be able to watch content from their digital cameras and camcorders by means of the integrated SD card slot and USB port. The integrated SD card slot will allow AVCHD, Mpeg2 and Jpeg files to be played back, while the integrated USB port will allow Jpeg, DIvX Plus HD, and MP3 files to be played.
Panasonic DMP-BDT300 first review
Which? will be getting a hands-on first look review of the DMP-BDT300, and we’ll bring you exclusive video of this 3D Blu-ray player shortly.
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