Panasonic 2011 TVs--3D, Internet and more (photos)
Images of Panasonic's 2011 line show, including plasma TVs.
New 3D glasses
This slideshow will cover Panasonic's 2011 TV-related 3D, Internet TV (aka Viera Connect), and miscellaneous info from its recent line show. It consists of PowerPoint slides from the company's presentations, as well as a few photos. We've devoted a separate slideshow to plasma TV details.
First up: Panasonic does have a revamped pair of 3D glasses.
The number of 3D models will increase by 600 percent.
As an aside, when we asked Panasonic's product manager, "Why no 60-inch VT30?" we were told that it was a tough decision, but the company thought the two sizes (55 inches and 65 inches) adequately served the audience while maintaining the series' "exclusive" feel. Apparently, two sizes is more exclusive than three.
The landing page for Viera Connect will look familiar to Viera Cast veterans. The main difference, according to the company, is that Connect is "more interactive." In other words, it has more content, like Hulu Plus, than Cast (which, confusingly, will remain on the company's 2011 Blu-ray products).