Panasonic is set to be a major player in the 3D TV market, with insiders admitting that the Japanese Company who have traditionally sold Plasma TV’s are set to expand their LCD and LED TV offerings later this year.
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The Company is also set to launch new 3D Blu ray players as well as new 3D cameras for the professional video market. During its CES presentation the company used “Avatar” producer Jon Landau, who was riding high on the movie’s gross receipts that have topped the $1 billion mark in less than 18 days to help promote their new 3D TV oiffering.
Landau pointed out that both he and James Cameron, the film’s director/creator, originally began working with Panasonic because they were so impressed with the company’s plasma monitors, and both men are looking forward to Panasonic delivering new home 3D TV’s this year as the epic movie moves from movie screens to 3D DVD.
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The new range will include one pair of glasses based on an active LC shutter system.
The full-resolution 3D TV’s which Panasonic has dubbed Full HD 3D, delivers full 1080p resolution to each eye.
The TV’s incorporate Panasonic’s Infinite Black Panel technology for high contrast and deep black levels and Internet access through Viera Wi-Fi.
Panasonic will also include Skype HD video conferencing capability into its Internet-enabled sets this year.
In addition to the new 3D sets, Panasonic brought out an integrated 3D HD camcorder with a double-barrel lens system and its PP-BDT350 3D Blu-ray player to underscore its comment to the 3D TV category.
Missing from the Australian models will be live access to movies and other content which is being offered in the US market via a relationship with Direct TV.