Not to be outdone by Samsung, Panasonic has also announced full pricing and availability for its 2012 line of Blu-ray players. Panasonic's quoted prices are "suggested retail pricing," so expect these players to be a little cheaper when they hit the streets.
All of Panasonic Blu-ray players are available now, except the higher-end DMP-BDT500 and DMP-BBT01, which will be released in May.
Panasonic released most of the information about these players back at CES 2012, where we broke down the most important features. In the latest release, Panasonic does specify that the DMP-BDT500 will includes 7.1 analog outputs, which would explain its price premium.