Panasonic is revamping its GUI for 2011. The brand has always taken a very conservative approach to its user interface, keeping it largely unchanged over the years. As these shots reveal, however, it is giving its 2011 line-up of Blu-ray players a face-lift. I took the snaps during a tech briefing about the upcoming BDT110 and BDT210 decks. There’s plenty more that’s new under the hood for 2011, too.
Improved picture processing plus better networking seems to be the order of the day. However perhaps the coolest thing about the new players is the gesture control used to eject the disc tray. No more stabbing little buttons with fingers. It’s about time.