The 3D-capable models include Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform, VIERA Connect1, while the 2D models feature IP VOD, a service that offers a limited selection of such sites as Netflix, HuluPlus, Amazon Instant Video, Vudu, CinemaNow and YouTube.
A new feature, Display Mirroring, takes into account the increased smartphone and tablet use while viewing programming on your TV.
Now simply with a flick of the hand, users can take content on their smartphone or tablet and view the same images, videos or games on a large screen to share with family and friends.
All 2013 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 line of Blu-ray Players also features high-quality network audio (DLNA compatable) as well as 192kHz/32bit Audio DAC on the 3D-capable models (BDT500) and built-in 4K up-scaling (BDT330).
Additionally the BDT500, BBT01, BDT330 and BDT230 feature 2D-3D conversion for any content and the BDT500 and BDT330 models also include twin HDMI ports.
The two new 3D-capable Blu-ray models also include Miracast – a display mirroring feature which enables users to transfer their own photos and videos captured on Smartphone and Tablet devices to their HDTV screen with the swipe of a finger.
The 3D-capable Blu-ray models 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.