Panasonic 3D Plasma Owners Will Receive the First AVATAR 3D Blu-ray Discs

May 26th, 2010 · 5 Comments · 3D HDTV, Blu-ray Titles, News

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(May 26, 2010) According to a published report and confirmed by an industry source, the box office record breaking movie “AVATAR” will be coming “soon” to 3D Blu-ray disc! Our  source adds the disc will be part of an Panasonic promotion with 20th Century Fox to make the discs initially available only to purchasers of Panasonics’s 3D plasma displays.

Currently, Panasonic offers the 3D Blu-ray releases “Ice Age Dawn of the Dinosaurs” (see photos) and “Coraline” for free via mail-in rebate (link). These titles are also exclusive to Panasonic 3D plasma owners and are not available for sale. Avatar 3D’s release marks the first live action 3D Blu-ray title and is expected to greatly boost 3D TV awareness and demand.

As to when “soon” will be, no release date was provided, however the current Ice Age/Coraline offer expires on July 10, 2010. We expect the AVATAR 3D  promotion to follow shortly after in the August/ September 2010 time frame. A Panasonic spokesperson declined to comment.

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5 Comments so far ↓

  • Mirsad Saletovic

    Why again, like 2009, in Europe isn’t available Panasonic 54-inch models (my wish is 54 inch VT20 European model).

  • Dan L

    What happens if you’ve already purchased the Panasonic VT 25 65 inch? Will I have the option to purchase Avatar 3D considering I’m already a Panasonic 3D TV owner?

  • Abhue

    Where do you live? We sell the 300 at Best Buy in Louisiana. You could get it from our website!

  • B

    At least you can get the BDT300 in Europe. I can’t get the BDT300 or theBDT350 anywhere here in the US. I ended up buying the Sony s4700. It is not going to be 3D compatible until a firmware upgrade in July.

  • Lars Jensen

    You lucky US bastards :)

    Here in Europe Panasonic is doing nothing to push 3D…

    I my self have bought a VT20E (VT25 to you) and a BDT300 BluRay player, but we do not get neither the Coraline nor IceAge promotion discs…

    WAKE UP Panasonic Europe…

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