Panasonic is set to release a new Blu-ray player, the DMP-BD35 – which features BD-Live compatibility, allowing users to connect to the internet to download images, subtitles and other data and take part in interactive activities and multi-player games linked to bonus cinema content found on Blu-ray discs.

Sophie Barton, Product Manager, DVD and Blu-ray, Panasonic Australia, said: “This new model is enhanced with an Ethernet port to support BD-Live, and has an ultra-slim profile at just 49 mm high.

“Amazing Full High Definition (FHD) home cinema is assured with high-quality sound from advanced formats and Panasonic picture technology designed for outstanding viewing. With this Blu-ray player and the latest VIERA FHD TV, you can enjoy the full potential of Blu-ray movie viewing.”

“With quick start-up time, an easy to use menu and VIERA Link – plus connectivity with your digital camera and camcorder via an SD Card slot – the BD35 is a convenient, stylish model for the Australian loungeroom.”

Advanced micro-processing has allowed Panasonic to fit a signal processing circuit onto a single LSI chip. This allows a slim design, lower power consumption than the previous model and high quality image and sound reproduction.

The player is also equipped with VIERA Link, a function that links operation of a Panasonic VIERA Link compatible TV and other Panasonic home theatre components by pressing a single button on the remote. This intelligent linking function adds convenience to home entertainment.

PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus video processor

The DMP-BD35 features technology that reproduces movies with colours that are exceptionally faithful to the original. This advanced technology, incorporated in the PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus video processor, was developed after more than 15 years of collaboration between Panasonic Hollywood Laboratory and professional cinema studios in Hollywood.