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!
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.
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.
The Panasonic TC-PG25 series of plasma TVs offers an upgraded selection of VieraCast services that includes Skype video calling and Netflix streaming.
Panasonic has announced two second-generation portable Blu-ray players, with the step-up DMP-B500 featuring built-in Wi-Fi and support for VieraCast.
Panasonic announced its first 3D Blu-ray player at CES 2010, which also supports the company's VieraCast streaming content portal.
Panasonic add Amazon Video On Demand streaming to the company's Blu-ray players via its VieraCast content portal, which already includes content from YouTube, Picasa, and Bloomberg.
The Viera Connect or Smart Viera feature on new Panasonic TVs now includes a banner ad that pops up every time you turn on the TV. Here's how to disable it.