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Panasonic Updates DVD Player Lineup

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company announced several new DVD players at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

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New DVD Players Offer Premium Picture Quality with 1080p Up-Conversion and Progressive Scan

LAS VEGAS, NV (January 5, 2011) – Panasonic Corporation of North America, a major developer of the DVD format, today announced two new DVD players, the DVD-S68 and the DVD-S48, both with multi-format playback, making them ideal for users who both record their own discs on DVD recorders1 and view commercially recorded DVD discs.

While both the new DVD-S68 and DVD-S48 are advanced progressive scan DVD/CD players, the DVD-S68 provides 1080p HD up-conversion and features Multiple Operation with Single Remote (HDMI-CEC) and Dolby® Digital for high quality audio. Both models play DVD-R1, DVD-R DL, DVD+R, DVD+R DL, DVD-RW and DVD+RW discs.

“With the addition of this year’s DVD players, Panasonic provides consumers with options for their home theatre systems that offer the best possible sound and picture quality,” said Alex Fried, Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company, Senior Product Manager, Video. “The S48 has all the attributes for a great entertainment experience, while the S68 delivers a step up in picture quality with its HD Up-conversion technology.”

These two new DVD players join a family of trusted Panasonic DVD products including the new DVD-LS92 Portable DVD Player, and two 2010 DVD recorders, the dual VHS/DVD-DMR-EZ48V and the DMR-EZ28 that will continue in the lineup for 2011. Both DVD recorders include a digital tuner that can be employed as a source for digital television transmissions.

The new DVD-S68 and the DVD-S48 DVD Players are scheduled to ship in the spring.

About Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company
Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company (PCEC), a market and technology leader in High Definition television, is a Division of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. marketing, sales, service and R&D operations.  Information about Panasonic and its products is available at and its Full HD 3D site at

1 Play back of Panasonic DVD-R discs recorded and finalized with a Panasonic DVD video recorder. Playback of some DVD-R discs may not be possible depending on the disc and the condition of the recording