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!
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.
The Panasonic TC-PG25 series of plasma TVs offers an upgraded selection of VieraCast services that includes Skype video calling and Netflix streaming.
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.