Panasonic has announced two Blu-ray players that come with internet enabled features to allow users to get the most out of BDLive enabled discs.
The two new players; the DMP-BD80 and DMP-BD60 will offer the usual array of sound and image features however also allow users to view YouTube videos and Picasa images on their televisions.
The two players will try and cover the top and middle markets with the DMP-BD80 focusing on sound quality, and the DMP-BD60 offering basic functions.
Each model will feature a high-definition Audio Decoder (Dolby Digital Plus, Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD Master Audio Essential) and PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus technology, that helps improve the picture quality, as well as 1080p Up-Conversion, that upscales content recorded in the 576i/p or 720p format to 1080p.
The DMP-BD80 will feature "High Clarity Sound" that, according to Panasonic, prevents adverse effects on the audio signals and produces clearer sound as well 7.1ch Analogue Out.
Both models are compatible with the "VIERA CAST" function and come equipped with an SD memory card slot and USB terminal, so you can immediately view motion images recorded with an HD camcorder in AVCHD format, and JPEG images taken with a digital still camera.