LAS VEGAS--Philips is adding on-demand Web content and Internet apps to its line of Blu-ray players and also adding the same functionality to a set of home theater systems. All of the devices allow access to services like Netflix, Vudu, Facebook, and Twitter.
The 3D BDP7506 ($220, April) and BDP5506 ($200, March) feature touch-screen controls and the full line of Philips services like MediaConnect (PC to TV); the BDP7506 also allows for DLNA playback.
These two top-of-the-line players are followed by the BDP3506 ($170, February, with 3D, NetApps, video-on-demand), BDP3306 ($150, February, with NetApps, video-on-demand), and the BDP3006 ($130, February, with NetApps, video-on-demand, 360mm design).
The functionality in these Blu-ray players is also present in the five new Philips home theater systems, starting with the top-of-the-line HTS7506 ($450, May) which will feature a 3D Blu-ray player, MediaConnect, NetTV, DLNA compatibility, and Bluetooth capabilities.
Rounding out the list of new systems is the HTS3006 ($270, February) which will deliver access to NetTV and video-on-demand.