Panasonic demos DMP-BT300 3D Blu-ray player

The UK’s Stuff magazine has had a sneak preview of Panasonic’s first 3D Blu-ray player, the DMP-BT300.

First shown at CES in January, the 3D player is expected to go on sale in Europe from May. Following the announcement of the final Blu-ray 3D specification, the player delivers a full HD image to both eyes, maintaining the pristine 1080p high definition picture quality that Blu-ray is famous for. The player was demonstrated in conjunction with one of Panasonic’s new Active Shutter 3D televisions.

In its write-up, Stuff reports that pictures were crisp and sharp, and while they’re not yet convinced that all films will benefit from a shift to the third dimension, certain demo footage, including scenic films and sports, was said to work incredibly well.

The news follows last week’s announcement from Sony on its first 3D players. Expect more news on Blu-ray 3D as the technology approaches its launch.

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