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.
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.
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 announced the full details on its 2011 home theater system line, with all of the models getting built-in Wi-Fi and 3D Blu-ray playback.
Panasonic released pricing and additional information for its 2011 Blu-ray player line, including confirmation that the players would not feature the Viera Connect app store.
Not your typical wussy HTIB, the Panasonic SC-BT230 features 1,000 watts of audio power, an iPod/iPhone dock, and a Blu-ray player that supports Netflix.
Panasonic has refreshed its 3D Blu-ray player line to including 2D-to-3D conversion and Skype functionality.
Internet connectivity and 3D compatibility make its way down into Panasonic's middle line ST30 series.
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 editor David Carnoy discovered that all the HDMI inputs on his Sony LCD TV were dead. Instead of phoning customer support, he looked for a firmware upgrade using Google.