Panasonic execs sat down with some members of the press for a roundtable event at CEATEC in Japan, and offered some interesting insight as to the future of the industry as they see it.
They view 3D as a potentially huge market, which isn’t a surprise. Panasonic seems to recognize that there’s potential for failure, but they feel it’s important to establish themselves as being at the forefront of the new technology.
Managing executive officer Takumi Kajisha feels that 3D is essential for Panasonic moving forward. “A strong brand must have competitive products like Apple's iPod and Sony's Walkman. Home 3D HD could be that breakthrough product for Panasonic,” he stated.
They also spoke about why they perceive Blu-ray Recorders as being an unimportant product for the US. Yoshiyuki Miyabe, the officer in charge of digital network technology, states that while Blu-ray Recorders are big business in Japan “Our marketing people think there is no need for it in the U.S. given IPTV, TiVo [and] digital video recorders there now.”