Panasonic has released a raft of upgrade Blu-ray players in the United States in the shape of the DMP-BD60, DMP-BD80 and DMP-BD70V.
All new models output 1080/24p picture performance, offer Viera Link connectivity, feature a PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, cater to Dolby 7.1-channel surround sound and are BD Live enabled.
Of particular note is the DMP-BD70V, which distinguishes itself as being the world's first dual-deck VHS Blu-ray player, 'providing the consumer with a video product that features multi-format playback allowing the user to play VHS, CD, DVD and 1080p High-Definition Blu-ray Discs'.
The BD70V also allows for premium 1080p upconversion for all video formats.
In line with Panny's shiny new eco credentials, the range promises to be more power saving than previous efforts.
The entire line goes on sale in the States in April ranging from $300 to $400. The BD60 and BD80 also go on sale this side of the pond in April, though there is no word on whether the BD70V will see a UK release.