Secaucus, N.J. - Panasonic expanded its line of FullHD 3D Blu-ray Disc players, adding a model that drops a few features in favor of pricing.
The DMP-BDT100 will be available in August, and although pricing wasn't given, a spokesman for Panasonic said the BDT100 eliminates a few things in favor of pricing when compared with the other models in the line: DMP-BDT300 and DMP-BDT350.
The BDT100 has one HDMI output, whereas the BDT350 has two, and it also does not have Digital Living Network Alliance (DLNA). While it is Wi-Fi-ready, the dongle is sold separately unlike being included with the BDT350.
The BDT100 is able to produce FullHD 3D images to compatible HD displays, and it's also designed to up-convert standard-definition to 1080p.
It also has Viera Cast Internet functionality for streaming Netflix, Amazon VOD, Twitter and YouTube videos; wireless LAN capability; and integrated SD and USB slots.
According to Panasonic, the BDT100 has a 0.5-second boot-up time.
Panasonic also updated its