updated 03:20 pm EDT, Tue April 9, 2013
MST60 includes Miraconnect, Android equivalent to AirPlay
Electronics manufacturer Panasonic announced on Tuesday pricing and availability of its first-ever line of Streaming Media Players. The line-up, which were unveiled last month at the 2013 International Consumer Electronics Show, features two models -- the DMP-MST60 with Viera Connect and Miracast, along with the DMP-MS10 featuring IP video on demand.
The MST60 features Panasonic's proprietary connected-TV platform, Viera Connect, which gives owners of Viera Connect-enabled Blu-ray disc players, streaming media players and home theater systems access to a wide range of Internet-based video-on-demand content and applications covering everything from news and fitness, social networking, music and online shopping and gaming. The MST60 also features a 2D-3D conversion function, and Miracast -- a new display-mirroring feature which enables users to transfer and display photos, videos, movies, music, and video games from Android-based portable devices running Android 4.2 and above.
The Panasonic MS10 includes built-in Wi-Fi, and contains access to IP video on demand, giving users the ability to stream many of their favorite TV shows, movies and music from a variety of applications including Netflix, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Vudu, and YouTube. As with the MST60, the MS10 also supports hard drive media playback.
Both models are available immediately. The MST60 retails for $100, with the MS10 selling for $80.