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.
The IPS LED panel equipped Panasonic E3 series includes the 32-inch TC-L32E3, (March; $699.95), 37-inch TC-L37E3 (February; $799.95) and 42-inch TC-L42E3 (March $949.95). All have 60Hz screens with 1080p HD support, Easy IPTV for CinemaNow, Netflix and Amazon VOD access, and Facebook support. The Panasonic E30 series, meanwhile, gets the 42-inch TC-L42E30 with a 120Hz IPS LED screen, Easy IPTV and a February release at $1,099.95.
The top-spec Panasonic TC-L42D30 is a 42-incher (April; $1,149.95) and features a 1080p IPS Alpha panel with 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4, VIERA Connect and a “flush glass design”, while at the other end of the range there’s the 19-inch TC-L19C30, with a 720p HD panel and $249.95 price tag when it drops in May.
More details on the rest of the range in the press release below.
PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY FOR ITS EXPANDED 2011 VIERA® LCD/LED LINE-UP
LED Full HD 3D TVs Debut
SECAUCUS, NJ (March 1, 2011)- Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry and technology leader in High Definition and Full HD 3D technology, recently announced pricing and availability for its 2011 LCD/LED models. At the same time, Panasonic heralded the introduction of two LED Full HD 3D TVs to its expanded LCD/LED 2011 line-up. With a total of eight LED models in the VIERA LCD/LED line-up, the 2011 model array provides internet access via its proprietary VIERA Connect service, found on three models and Easy IPTV, a web entertainment solution that is available on five models.
Full HD 3D LCD-LED
For the 2011 Viera Full HD 3D line-up, Panasonic extended the immersive 3D technology to its LCD-LED line, with two models, the TC-L37DT30, a 37-inch class (37”measured diagonally) and the TC-L32DT30, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally). Both models benefit from an IPS Alpha LED panel – assuring a wide viewing angle and improved motion picture response; VIERA Connect featuring such robust entertainment, social media and interactive apps as Netflix™, Amazon VOD™, CinemaNow, Hulu Plus, Napster, Pandora, Facebook, Gameloft and access to sports sites MLB, NBA, NHL and MLS and more; Wi-Fi ready (includes LAN Adaptor); Viera Image Viewer to view JPEG digital photos and HD video recorded on an SD Memory card; DLNA compatibility; Viera link, making it possible to operate Audio/Video components from a single remote; four HDMI connections; three USB ports; a PC input; ISF Pro Setting Menu; 240Hz with Motion Picture Pro 5, providing fast motion picture response necessary to produce crisp, cross-talk free 3D images and a lower power consumption. The TC-L37DT30 will be available in April, with a SRP of $1299.95. The TC-L32DT30 will also be available in April, with a SRP of $1199.95.
The E3 series presents three screen sizes- the 32-inch class TC-L32E3 (31.5” measured diagonally), available in March ($699.95); the 37-inch class TC-L37E3 (37” measured diagonally), available in February ($799.95) and the 42-inch class TC-L42E3 (41.6” measured diagonally), available in March ($949.95). In addition to the IPS LED panel; the E3 series provides the consumer with four HDMI connections; two USB ports; DLNA connectivity and a PC input. The three E3 televisions utilize 60Hz technology with 1080p resolution. To further enhance the entertainment experience, the E3 series introduces Easy IPTV, a web entertainment solution offering 3 Movie sites – CinemaNow, Netflix, and Amazon; 2 Music sites – Napster and Pandora; 1 Social Networking site – Facebook. Also, the inclusion of Viera Image Viewer allows the user to view digital still photos and H.264 HD video recorded on a SD Memory Card.
The E30 series features the TC-L42E30, a 42-inch class (41.6” measured diagonally) HDTV featuring an IPS Alpha panel with LED backlighting and 120 Hz Motion Picture Pro 4, for fast motion response speeds. In addition, the TC-L42E30 also offers Easy IPTV providing multiple entertainment solutions for the customer. The TC-L42E30 easily connects to other CE devices by offering four HDMI inputs, two USB ports, DLNA connectivity and a PC input. The Viera Image Viewer allows the user to view digital still photos and H.264 HD video recorded on a SD Memory Card.
The TC-L42E30 also features a clear panel to enhance contrast and reduce ambient light reflections. The model will be available in February with a SRP of $1099.95.
The top of the line LCD/LED TC-L42D30, a 42-inch class (41.6” measured diagonally), available in April ($1149.95) features a 1080p IPS Alpha panel with 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4 technology contributing to the set’s overall pristine picture quality. In addition, the new flush glass design adds a sleek, fresh cosmetic to the TV. To enhance and expand the entertainment quotient, Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV solution VIERA Connect is featured. The TC-L42D30 also includes the Viera Image Viewer, providing the consumer with an easy method to view digital still photos and H.264 HD video recoded on a SD Memory Card.
The TC-L19C30, a 19-inch class (19” measured diagonally), is a 720p IPS Alpha panel that will be available in May with a SRP of $249.95.
The TC-L32C3, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally) HDTV is a 720p HDTV with the IPS Alpha Panel. In addition, the LCD TV features two HDMI connectors; a PC Input; Viera Image Viewer and Viera Link. The TC-L32C3 will be available in March, 2011, with a SRP of $399.95. The TC-L24C3 is a 24 –inch class (24” measured diagonally) featuring Viera link and Viera Image Viewer, and will be available in June with a SRP of $299.95.
The LCD U3 series includes two models, the 37-inch class (37” measured diagonally) TC-L37U3, currently available ($599.95) and the TC-L32U3, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally) HDTV, available in March with a SRP of $499.95. These two LCD HDTVs deliver 1080p Full HD resolution with a 60Hz IPS Alpha Panel and include three HDMI connectors; a PC Input; Viera Image Viewer and Viera Link.
The U30 series features one 1080p model – the TC-L42U30, a 42-inch class (41.6” measured diagonally). Featuring an IPS Panel; three HDMI connectors; a PC Input; Viera Link and Viera Image Viewer, the TC-L42U30 introduces 120Hz with Motion Picture Pro 4 to the LCD line. The TC-L42U30 is currently available with a SRP of $799.95.
The TC-L32X30, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally), 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV with the IPS Alpha Panel, continues to offer the popular iPod/iPhone Entertainment kit, allowing the user to connect their device directly to the TV. The TC-L32X30 also includes Easy IPTV; DLNA compatibility; Viera Image Viewer H.264, providing the consumer with ability to view digital still photos and H.264 HD movies recorded on a SD Memory card; Viera Link; three HDMI connectors; a USB port and a PC Input. The TC-L32X30 will be available in March. SRP is $499.95.