Panasonic has beaten Sony to the punch by demonstrating a 50″ Full-HD Plasma 3D TV that will go on sale shortly in Australia.
Next week, Sony plans to show its 3D TV offering to the media as it battles a 35 per cent decline in sales of the Bravia TV range.
The new 50-inch, Full-HD 3D Panasonic Plasma delivers 1080p 3D viewing through both eyes and was recently described by James Cameron, the director of Avatar, as the best TV for viewing 3D technology.
During a recent SmartHouse demonstration of the new Panasonic 3D TV, we noticed a significant difference between the image that plasma delivered vs what was being delivered via LCD and LED technology with other vendors.
The new TV, which goes on sale in Australia midyear, appears to deliver a superior black. It will also incorporate Internet connectivity and slots for SD Cards.
The new Panasonic 3D plasma offering works by showing alternating images for the left and right eye, which are then filtered by lightweight active shutter glasses worn by the viewer. The viewer’s brain then combines the images and interprets them as a 3D picture. The 3D discs are played by a 3D Full HD Blu-ray Disc Player said Panasonic executives.
Paul Reid, Director Consumer Electronics Group Panasonic Australia, said there had been an unprecedented level of local interest for 3D television. “By delivering a full 1080p-resolution image to each eye, Panasonic’s 3D Full HD technology offers consumers the highest possible visual experience,” he said.
“For many people this is the most exciting thing to happen in the living room since the introduction of colour television. There has been an unprecedented amount of buzz around 3D TV and now Australia finally gets to see it for itself,” Mr Reid said.