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Panasonic’s first Firefox OS smart TV’s hit Europe

Panasonic’s first Firefox OS smart TV’s hit Europe

First announced earlier this year, the first smart TV's running Firefox OS are finally available for sale in Europe. In a partnership between Panasonic and Firefox, six models of the Panasonic Viera smart TV's will now run the Linux-based OS. The availability of each model depends on the European country. Although they're not available stateside yet, the Firefox OS Vieras are set to launch globally "in the coming months."

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Panasonic 2011 VIERA Plasma HDTVs detailed

Panasonic 2011 VIERA Plasma HDTVs detailed

First came the 2011 Panasonic VIERA LCD/LED range; now it's the turn of Panasonic's 2011 Plasma range to get official. The company has detailed its nineteen new models for this year, spanning from 41.6-inches up to 64.7-inches and priced from $599.95 to $4,299.95.

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Panasonic details 2011 VIERA LCD/LED TV line-up

Panasonic details 2011 VIERA LCD/LED TV line-up

Panasonic has announced pricing and availability for its 2011 VIERA HDTVs, with Full HD 3D, smart TV and direct iPod connectivity on select sets. The 3D models include the 37-inch Panasonic TC-L37DT30, at $1,299.95, and the 32-inch TC-L32DT30, at $1,199.95; both use IPS Alpha LED panels, have VIERA connect for streaming Netflix, Amazon VOD, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Pandora and other services, DLNA support and 240Hz. Each will go on sale in April.

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Panasonic VIERA kitchen TVs offer motion-control, Blu-ray and WiFi

Panasonic VIERA kitchen TVs offer motion-control, Blu-ray and WiFi

Panasonic has outed a trio of new VIERA TVs, including one model with an integrated Blu-ray player, and another which can be gesture-controlled. The Panasonic VIERA DMP-BV300, DMP-HV200 and DMP-HV150 each have 10.1-inch 1024 x 600 displays, digital TV tuners and SD/SCHC/SDXC memory card slots, along with integrated ethernet for YouTube and DLNA streaming.

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Panasonic’s first 3D LED TVs Debuting in 2011

Panasonic’s first 3D LED TVs Debuting in 2011

In 2011, Panasonic's Viera TV line will include the brand's first 3D LED TVs. The DT30 series will include two TVs, the 32-inch TX-L37DT30, and the 37-inch TX-L37DT30. These panels will add mid-size TVs to the larger plasma TVs that Panasonic already offers. They will have IPS panels for a wide viewing angle, and the addition of improved motion response and Intelligent Frame Creation to produce cross-talk-free 3D images, according to Panasonic.

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Withings WiFi scales now put your fat on Panasonic’s VIERA HDTVs

Withings WiFi scales now put your fat on Panasonic’s VIERA HDTVs

Withings seems obsessed with shaming us into sharing our weight with whoever might be interested; their WiFi scales tweeted out our chubby readings last year, and now you can bypass the latest sports game and put your weight on the big screen instead. If you've a Panasonic VIERA Connect HDTV, you can now access the Withings health dashboard as a widget.

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Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 HDTV records Full HD video to SDXC

Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 HDTV records Full HD video to SDXC

Panasonic Japan has outed a new HDTV, and if you've ever wished for an easy way to archive live TV without messing with a DVR then this could be the VIERA you've been waiting for. The Panasonic VIERA TH-L42G3 is a 42-inch set with an IPS LED-backlit Full HD display, but the clever stuff is in the SD card reader in the side. Rather than just allowing you to play back media, as with memory card slots on other HDTVs, this one lets you record it.

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Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Vudu to Offer 1080p Streaming Content to Panasonic’s Viera Cast Blu-ray Players

Oh my goodness! Vudu is back in a big way, yes? This most recent resurgence covers Panasonic's DMP-BDT350 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT300 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BDT100 (with full HD 3D), DMP-BD85, DMP-BD65, and DMP-B500 (the portable Blu-ray disc player). Starting November 24th, all of these devices will get complete access to the Vudu library - that is 4,000+ 1080p movies, all of them streaming, all of them promising to be totally frigging amazing. This system will work something like RedBox, with each title being available for $2 for a two-night rental. Firmware updates are on the way.

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Panasonic chooses Netgear to provide web access for Viera HDTVs

Panasonic chooses Netgear to provide web access for Viera HDTVs

Netgear and Panasonic have teamed up to provide owners of compatible Panasonic TVs access to online content wirelessly. Panasonic has named the Netgear N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter the only third-party brand to support Viera TVs.

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Panasonic VIERA HDTV Skype arrives in US with $170 webcam

Panasonic VIERA HDTV Skype arrives in US with $170 webcam

Panasonic's Skype camera for the company's VIERA HDTVs has crossed over from Japan and arrived in the US.  Activated today on select VIERA CAST enabled Panasonic 2010 HDTVs, the Skype functionality allows for voice and video calls to be made direct from the TV itself, including SkypeOut and SkypeIn support and voicemail.

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Panasonic TT-CC10W Skype webcam for HDTVs hits Japan

Panasonic TT-CC10W Skype webcam for HDTVs hits Japan

It may look a little like Project Natal, but this lengthy webcam is actually Panasonic's Skype camera for their latest HDTVs.  The Panasonic TY-CC10W is intended to use with select Viera models, bringing 720p HD video and active noise cancellation audio to the sets for straightforward video conversations.

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Portable waterproof Viera Tv gets upgrades

Portable waterproof Viera Tv gets upgrades

You would think a mini 5-inch TV with waterproof feature has no use in your neck of wood, it does has its marketing value around the pool, outdoor and suitable for housewives like to spend time watching soup opera in the kitchen or bathtub. Apparently the Panasonic in Japan thought so, they have announced new models with upgrades to its IPX6/7 portable 5-inch Viera displays with better contrast, reception and improve power efficiency.

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