CNET reviews Panasonic's Viera Cast streaming-content portal, finding that although it offers fewer overall streaming services than competitors, its easy-to-use interface makes it one of the top picks.
Panasonic has confirmed that its 2009 and 2008 plasmas equipped with the VieraCast service won't be getting two of the big upgrades found on its 2010 models: Netflix streaming and Skype voice/video calling.
The time for Internet content on your TV is coming, so no longer will you need to fire up the PC to watch that YouTube clip of a cat with ninja skills. Hurrah for Ninja Cat!
Watch your latest YouTube creation, show the photo album of your latest trip to Thailand, and then check in to see how far your Yahoo stock has tanked--all without leaving your couch.
At its CES press conference, Panasonic announced that it had renamed its Viera Cast IPTV service Viera Connect and unveiled new 3D TVs, as wells as digital imaging and home theater products.
CNET compares all the streaming-media services offered on 2011 Blu-ray players, including Panasonic Viera Cast, LG Smart TV, Samsung Smart Hub, and Sony Bravia Internet Video.
Panasonic has introduced two new Blu-ray players at CES 2009, adding Viera Cast with Amazon Video On Demand to the feature set.
Panasonic is upgrading its 2010 panels with its latest Viera Connect smart-TV platform.
We've long bemoaned Panasonic's lack of effort with its Internet portal, in particular the absence of iPlayer, but it seems the company has finally sorted it out.