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Plasma TVs and Blu-ray Players Get Bundled

10 Dec, 2007 By: Chris Tribbey

Panasonic plasma TVs and Blu-ray Disc players are being bundled together at Best Buy, and likely other retailers this holiday season.

Starting next week, consumers save $500 when they buy the Panasonic DMP-BD30K and either the 42-inch or 50-inch Panasonic flat-panel plasma HDTV.

A Panasonic representative told the Dow Jones news service that in addition to Best Buy, Circuit City and other U.S. retailers would be offering the deal. Masayuki Kozuka, a GM in charge of Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.'s storage device strategy, said the company wants to double its Blu-ray market share in the United States, where currently Sony PlayStation 3 dominates. He also added that there will be two new Panasonic Blu-ray players introduced in January.

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