Panasonic introduces two new Streaming Players -- MST60 and MS10
(Best Syndication News) - Panasonic is launching two new streaming media players that do not have a disc player. The compact players are the DMP-MST60 and the DMP-MS10. Panasonic’s new set-top boxes are similar to the Roku player or Apple TV.
The DMP-MST60 streaming player features VIERA Connect, Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV platform which uses an Ethernet port to connect to the Internet. This model will allow for 3D streaming video and has a suggested retail price of $99.99. To get that price, buyers will need to preorder through their online store. The streaming player allows users to browse the Internet with a web browser. With an Android smart device, users can watch movies, see images, and listen to music with Miracast on a TV set. The user can participate in online video games, music, social networking, sports, and other Video-on-demand (VOD) applications.
The DMP-MS10 has a built-in Wi-Fi streaming player, which features an IP VOD and has a suggested retail price of $79.99. Purchasers can preorder this model through Panasonic’s online store. This player has Miracast functionality for sharing streaming media to the TV set from a mobile device. This unit does not have a Web browser, but will have a variety of popular streaming services such as Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu, Amazon Instant Video, and YouTube.
Both the MST60 and the MS10 models feature Miracast, the ability to playback from an external HDD. They both offer a 2D-3D conversion function and have display-mirroring that allows an Android 4.2 OS mobile device to simultaneously display the same images, videos, or games on the TV set.
The new media players are expected to start shipping in February 2013.
By: Julie Marcus
Science and Technology Reporter