Panasonic Bows Sub-$300 BD Live Player3 Nov, 2008 By: Erik Gruenwedel
Panasonic Electronics is offering the DMP-BD35K Blu-ray player for $299.95 — among the lowest listed retail prices for a Profile 2.0 Web-enabled unit.
The player originally fetched $399.95.
When purchased online at Panasonic.com, the unit includes two free mail-in Blu-ray movies: Ratatouille and Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas, both from Walt Disney Studios Home Entertainment.
Amazon.com features the DMP-BD35K for $271.76, which includes free shipping but no movies.
Similarly priced Blu-ray players from Samsung (BDP-1500) and Sony (BDP-S350) require free firmware upgrades.
Circuit City is offering the Panasonic player at the identical price with $5 off titles National Treasure, Kill Bill Vol. 1 & 2, and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest.