Panasonic is set to provide Australians with the ‘Full HD 3D Solution’ in July as it unveiled four new Full HD 3D Neo Plasma televisions, a Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player and 3D Eyewear. According to the company, the Panasonic Full HD 3D VIERA Series features Neo Plasma technology, which boosts light emission speed and reduces picture crosstalk. By compressing the luminescence time duration and the amount of afterglow, afterimages that appear when switching between left and right eye images are reduced, to render crisp, clear Full HD 3D images.
Paul Reid, Director, Consumer Electronics Group, Panasonic Australia, said the Neo Plasma approach far surpassed previous 3D technologies.
“There is no better showcase of the immersive experience of 3D in the home than Panasonic’s Full HD Neo Plasma. Qualities such as speed, contrast and viewing angles are all inherent strengths of Neo Plasma and Panasonic has been a leader in these benchmarks for a number of years. As a young technology Plasma continues to be best placed to take advantage of 3D TV,” said Reid.
The company has also previewed its Full HD 3D Camcorder – the AG-3DA1. This professional camcorder will allow videographers to capture content in 3D and is ideal for documentary and lifestyle film-making projects as well as some sports.
“The Panasonic Full HD 3D approach combines the best technologies to maintain maximum visual quality throughout all stages of the 3D journey – from the creation of content in the studio to its final destination in the living room. Many industry experts who have seen the technology in action have said Panasonic’s solution provides the best 3D experience,” added Reid.
The amount of 3D content is already growing with a number of high-profile movies already making their way to Blu-ray and a number of leading sporting events being broadcast in 3D overseas. To help viewers appreciate the 3D experience Panasonic will bundle the 3D movies Ice Age 3 and Coraline exclusively for the first three months with its Full HD 3D VIERA Neo Plasma models.
Panasonic is demonstrating the new Full HD 3D technologies to the consumer electronics industry at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre, before conducting a roadshow in shopping centres from May to educate consumers on the benefits of Panasonic’s Neo Plasma technology and Full HD 3D.
Panasonic said that consumers who register at the roadshow will receive a bonus pair of precision eyewear ($199rrp) via redemption following the purchase of their Panasonic VIERA Full HD 3D Neo Plasma.
Pricing and availability are as follows:
TH-P65VT20A: Full HD 3D Neo Plasma: TBC (Oct)
TH-P58VT20A: Full HD 3D Neo Plasma: TBC (Oct)
TH-P54VT20A: Full HD 3D Neo Plasma: TBC (Nov)
TH-P50VT20A: Full HD 3D Neo Plasma: $3,299 (June)
3D Eyewear: $199 (June)
Skype camera: $199 (July)
DMP-BDT300: Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc player: $599 (June)
SC-ZT2: Wireless Home Theatre: $1,999 (June)
AG-3DA1: Full HD 3D Camcorder: TBC (Oct)