Panasonic has announced the pricing for its line of camcorders in 2011. This includes complete high definition models of 3MOS, the HDC-HS900, HDC-SD800 and HDC-TM900 as well as the brand’s complete high definition range of the 1MOS named models which include the HDC-SD90, HDC-TM90, HDC-HS80, HDC-TM80, HDC-SD40, HDC-TM40 and HDC-SD80. They also declared the pricing of the standard definition range that includes HDC-T70, HDC-S70 and HDC-H100. All the 13 models along with an optional 3D lens will hit the market in March 2011.
The high definition camcorders from Panasonic will be available at the announced retail prices like the HDC-HS900 will come at $1399 and the HDC-TM900 and the HDC-SD800 will be available at $1099 and $849 respectively. Resolution of 1920x1080 is featured in a complete high definition camcorder from Panasonic with recording of 1080/60p for creating crisp and providing detailed videos. When these camcorders are used with the optional 3D lens they are also capable of shooting 3D videos. The retail price of the 3D lens is $349 and is able to capture brilliant 3D imagery that can be played on Panasonic Viera television or any player or recorder compatible with AVCHD. A manual ring is featured in the HDC-HS900 and the HDC-TM900 for enhanced creativity. It involves a touch-screen LCD which is 3.5 inches wide and 20x zoom. Some of these models are capable of recording to SD/SDXC/SDHC memory cards. The HDC-TM900 possesses an internal memory of 32GB and there is a hard disk in HDC-HS900 which has a capacity of 220 GB.
The high definition camcorders from Panasonic which have 1MOS sensors will come at $599 for the TM90 and HS80; $549 for the SD90; $499 for TM80; $449 for SD80; $399 for TM40 and $349 for SD40. These camcorders have wide angle lens and resolution of 1920x1080. The high definition of Panasonic camcorders can shoot high definition video using 1080/60p recording. The models HS80 and TM80 have an exceptional power of zooming with 42x zoom. The lightest high definition camcorders from Panasonic are the SD40 and the TM40. There approximate weight is 0.39 pounds. All the seven models are capable of recording into SD, SDHC and SDXC memory cards. Some of these models have an internal memory of 16 GB. The HS80 has a hard disk drive of 120 GB.
The standard definition cameras from Panasonic are priced at $249, $269 and $349 for the different models.
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Panasonic is one of the best electronic brands in the world. Panasonic also has the 3D technology in wide range. Panasonic has newly launched 3D TVs. Additional to that they have also launched LCDs and plasmas. All the LCD TVs is a part of the series, all the plasma TVs will be branded as GT3, ST3 and so on. To view pictures in 3D glasses will be required to display them.
Smallest 3D TVs as LCDs were first offered by the Panasonic. Customers will have many options to choose between them. Customers can choose between a 32-inch and 37-inch. The 32-inch LCS TV will cost around $2,080 and 37-inch LCD TV will cost around $2,330. All the TVs have full HD pictures. Panasonic LCD TVs come with black LED panel. It has features like panel backlight and a good contrast ratio. It also has web connectivity facility and USB plug in.
The plasma TVs range is range from 42-50 inches and will cost around $1,500 to about $4500. All the plasma TVs are full HD. Panasonic most expensive is 50 inch TH-P50VT3 it also comes with fill black panel having 5000000:1 contrast ratio also having the facilities such as web connectivity, USB plug etc. on March 11 Panasonic has planned to sell their 3D TVs.
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Flying can be uncomfortable. You’re cramped in coach (if you’re like us), and likely doing anything to pass the time from takeoff to landing. Panasonic must’ve read our minds because they’ve developed some in-flight entertainment options that utilize the Android platform. The system is called eX3, giving you the ability to comb Facebook while eating pretzels at 30,000 feet.
Users will have broadband access to the internet, controllers that use touchscreen technology, and there’s even talk about using 3D displays on some of the units. It’s likely that First Class passengers will get to enjoy this for awhile first, but I’m sure it’ll eventually make its way to the back row.
There are still no details regarding how much the service will cost (if anything) for the passengers, but if the past is any indication, the airlines won’t be the ones paying for it. Expect seats that have the technology to cost you a premium airfare.
Hopefully we’re pushing toward the Wi-Fi for all airlines, as some already offer the perk. However, when they can make money from offering you the devices, there’s a high likelihood that they’ll disallow outside devices to ensure that you’re using theirs. Is it right? Of course not, but when you own the skies, you can make the rules, I guess...
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Nothing makes fierce competitors hold hands and sing campfire songs like giving them a common enemy, and in this case, that enemy is passive 3D technology. We’ve long known that Sony, Samsung, and Panasonic are avid active 3D pushers, but now they’ve announced that they have a new standard when it comes to 3D specs. Through a deal with Xpand, three of the largest tech companies in the world are setting up the industry for complete active 3D adoption. Will it work? This should be interesting…
LG is actually the biggest competitor that Samsung has, so it’s not surprising to see them as part of this initiative. They’ve long been pushing the passive 3D technology as being “just as good” as the active renditions and cite that the active 3D glasses are much more expensive. What does this “Active 3D Coalition” mean to you? Basically, it means that the prices will likely stay the same but compatibility will become much more efficient. Essentially, you can drop by a friend’s house and use another’s platforms glasses, as the technology will start getting consistent.
We won’t start seeing a change in the market of 3D glasses until next year, but I’ll be stunned if there isn’t an answer from the passive 3D community. LG won’t let this shot go unreciprocated, so look for a retaliation and some more mud-slinging from our 3D giants. Honestly, this entire things has been a blast to watch, and while I do see some differences between active and passive 3D technology, the price tags definitely come into play!
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Panasonic has finally joined the ranks of 3D projectors with the release of the PT-AE7000, an LCD rig that’s the heir apparent to the previously released 2D PT-AE4000. The picture should be among some of the best in the projection niche, with 480Hz panels and an IR transmitter for the 3D specs. If 3D isn’t your thing, don’t think that you’re out of the running with this one.
The 2D picture has improved drastically over the previous model as a 200 watt eye will deliver a brightness around 2,000 lumens. That’s not bad when you consider where we were on projectors just 5 years ago.
The contrast ratio is said to be 300K:1, and Panasonic has always delivered a quality home theatre projector at a reasonable cost. When we say reasonable, of course, we mean relative. You can snag one of these for your home setup for just under $3,500, so if you’ve got a few grand burning a hole in your pocket, give the PT-AE7000 a whirl. We’ll get our hands on one soon, but from the looks of it, Panasonic has outdone themselves. Home projectors were often passed over as our big-screens became incredibly efficient, but with the renewal of the 3D technology and companies like Panasonic delivering quality projectors, expect a fresh push in the 3D projection industry.
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Panasonic has opened its arms for all those who want to use its VIERA Connect to come up with new applications for HD and 3D television. If you are an aspiring app developer, don’t miss out on your chance to test your tech skills. Panasonic is calling on third-party developers and media companies to create and innovate new applications for the television. This new portal lets potential developers use Panasonic’s advanced HD multimedia capabilities. Any apps created will be launched using the VIERA Connect and give viewers a whole bunch of apps that run on Panasonic’s Application Execution Engine.
The exciting part of this project is the opportunity for the average programmer to showcase their talent on a huge stage. Once on the portal, users get access to VIERA Connect’s features such as technical information, application program interface, and other assistance directly from Panasonic. Along with 3D apps, developers will be given the chance to create cloud based IPTV services.
Available in over 100 countries, VIERA Connect allows users to access video-on-demand services, games, music, sports, and even health and fitness. The move to open up this portal is quite a clever move on Panasonic’s part. Not only will they be able to fill their system with thousands of new apps but will at the same time let the VIERA Connect spread out into more households and countries. Great move for Panasonic and for aspiring developers.
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There’s nothing like getting good information from the horse’s mouth, and while we love hearing corporate executives sound off about various technology, we love hearing them blast Hollywood even more. While I’m sure he wasn’t looking to make any enemies in the film industry, Andrew Denham was very candid in explaining that Hollywood is looking to get higher ticket revenues by using the 3D technology, but is dropping the ball in delivering on quality. Really? We hadn’t noticed…
“It all comes back to quality…Hollywood damaged 3D by rushing so many badly converted films out in the Avatar’s wake.” - Andrew Denham, Panasonic Marketing Director
Wow, that’s pretty darned telling, isn’t it? He later called for the “next Avatar” that would push the envelope again, and while he acknowledges that that is a tall order, he believes that it’s quite possible. Denham went on to mention that it’s “very easy to make bad 3D”, and later, Sky 3D director John Cassy reminded us that Sky only makes native 3D programming. That’s the key to creating quality content. Stop relying on the 3D visual to make up for a horrible script or shoddy acting. Instead, write a damn good movie, and produce it in 3D. That will brings things to the next level. We appreciate your sentiments Mr. Dunham. Keep ‘em coming…it gives us some water cooler talk around here…
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When Panasonic showed off their Viera 3D plasmas, it was obvious that they were serious about the home theatre setup. The DMR-BWT700 is a HD player that offers up much more than one would expect at first glance. When you pop in a Blu-ray disc, you needn’t concern yourself with 2D or 3D as it will convert everything for you. That’s right. This puppy can do just about anything you can think of.
Freeview HD and DVD discs are no problem for the T700. Dual DVB-T2 tuners offer up all of the Freeview channels, but when recording HD is when you truly realize the true power of the player. A 320 GB hard drive will allow you to save just about everything you come across. Essentially, you’re getting about 80 hours of recording content.
Compression capabilities will better help you manage your library, but there is a single drawback: there’s no online service. That’s a bummer, but all in all, you’ll find that it’s probably the only downfall. The heftier DMR-BWT800 has the WiFi functions, so you won’t be lacking anything if you elect to head this direction. To sweeten things, four different 3D Blu-ray titles are tossed into the mix. You can get Avatar, Gulliver’s Travels, Ice Age 3 and Animals United.
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Sure, it’s not the 50-inch model that we have all seen the 3D “pop” with, but Panasonic is offering up the 37-inch TX-L37DT30B to those with a little less space to work with. The 3D-ready unit LED design has onboard Freeview/Freesat HD tuners, BBC iPlayer, and of course online connectivity for programs like Skype. In the end, the company is giving a great option to consumers that are either incredibly price conscious or looking for a unit for their bedroom, summer home, et cetera. There’s always going to be a small market segment looking for smaller screens, and Panasonic wants to make sure that they aren’t leaving anyone out.
The DT30 line also features the 32-inch L32. Also 3D ready, it’s one of the smallest units on the market, and also features the edge-lit LED design. You thought that Panasonic stuck with plasmas? You were right, but they’re branching out a little in the smaller units, and that’s never a bad thing. Of course, no one’s expecting these to eclipse the Viera line, but offering up smaller, more affordable options will ultimately help Panasonic’s customer loyalty down the road. When someone gets an entry-level unit from a company (and likes the performance), who will they purchase from when it’s time to pick up that 50-inch unit? Exactly…
You won’t be getting everything you need with the 32 and 37-inch models that Panasonic is releasing when it comes to 3D. There aren’t any specs included, so you’ll basically be purchasing the “ability” to watch 3D only. Setting things up and making the complete leap will be up to you. The LED-backlit design is a bit of a stray from the 3D plasmas we’ve seen with Panasonic, but these are good units for the price, and should find some friends among consumers.
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When shopping for a 3D TV, price is obviously going to be a factor. However, every so often, a great unit comes out that shakes the foundations of the expected quality vs. price paradigm, and it seems that Panasonic decided to step up to the plate and deliver a candidate for this year’s catalogue: The TX-P4GT30B. This unit showcases most of the great performance and quality that their VT30 flagship models do, yet somehow keeps the pricing reasonable.
Freeview HD and Freesat HD tuners are onboard giving a slew of channel options for owners. The VIERA Connect platform gives you the online abilities that have gotten so popular with SmartTVs that are currently on the market. Facebook, YouTube, Skype…you name it, you’ve probably got it. The applications section has quite a few games, as well, so be sure that you explore all of your options. Panasonic is working hard, it seems.
When it comes to the picture, there’s no doubt that you’re getting quality here. The 2D content was incredible, and the previous year’s issues with 3D crosstalk have been remedied. Unfortunately, you’ll need your own 3D specs if you want to enjoy that aspect, but with a 42-inch screen, compatibility, and most importantly, a great picture, it’s tough to be hard on ‘em…
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