Posted Thu Jan 14, 2010 at 10:00 AM PST by Mike Attebery
Whether you’re looking for a 3D Blu-ray player, video camera, TV or even a slick pair of 3D glasses, Panasonic’s got your back.
At this year’s CES, Panasonic spoke a great deal about being the only company to offer a complete end to end solution for 3D television. It’s an impressive boast, and it means that customers can stick to one brand without having to worry about compatibility.
This spring will see the launch of Panasonic’s 3D VIERA plasmas which range from fifty to sixty-five inch class sizes. Pricing isn’t yet available for the new sets; it seems like each company is waiting to see what the other will do. We do know that a single pair of 3D glasses will be included with each purchase.
The new plasmas include all the features found on Panasonic’s top of the line 2D televisions. VIERA CAST is prime among these features, and offers customers a chance to watch videos on Netflix and make video calls with Skype.
Panasonic’s DMP-BDT350 is their contribution to the 3D Blu-ray player race. It plays back 3D video in 1080p resolution and sports Adaptive Chroma Upsampling to keep colors faithful to their source. It’s BD-Live capable of course, and features 7.1 channel lossless audio. It handles Dolby TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio.
Panasonic’s glasses are active shutter, unlike the kind found in theaters. They’re lightweight and comfortable, and fit over normal glasses without too much trouble. The thing that sets Panasonic’s 3D glasses apart from the rest though, is that they look fairly stylish. Don’t expect to see people wearing them out in public, as they’re still obviously 3D glasses, but you won’t look like a total dork wearing them in the house.
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