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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.