CES 2009: New Blu-ray players from Panasonic, including world's first portable

Panasonic DMP-BD60

The three standalone models are the DMP-BD60 (pictured), the DMP-BD80 and the DMP-BD70V.

All three will support Viera Cast, enabling them to connect to the web, and later this year customers in the US will be able to view up to 40,000 video-on-demand titles from Amazon through their Panasonic Viera TV or Blu-ray player, as announced yesterday.

Another first is Panasonic's portable Blu-ray model, which supports Full HD 1080p video, and can connect via its Ethernet connection to BD Live content and Viera Cast.

Completing the Blu-ray line-up for 2009 are two new Blu-ray home cinema in a box systems, the Panasonic BT200 and BT300.

We've contacted Panasonic's UK PR dept for information on UK pricing and release dates. We'll let you know the answer as soon as we have it.