Panasonic VT30 series plasmaAt CES 2011, Sharon Vaknin takes a First Look at the Panasonic VT30 series plasma.
Hi, I'm Sharon Vaknin for cnet.com here with the first look at the VT30 series television from Panasonic which comes in 55 and 65 inches. Now this is the successor to the VT25 that we saw last year, but the main difference here is the one-sheet-of-glass design. So you have a flat panel all the way across. Now because Panasonic upgraded its technology for 3D, 2D looks really good on the screen. There is also a 600 hertz sub-field drive. There are also 4 HDMI ports and 3 USB ports for connecting things like keyboards. There are also some pretty great software features like Wi-Fi and DNLA connectivity for accessing content on your home network along with Skype video calling with a Panasonic accessory. This TV also has Viera connect features which gives you access to social networking sites and sport sites like ESPN and MLB. Overall, this is a really nice TV from Panasonic and I love the one-sheet-of- glass design upgrade from last year. It's also nice, unlike a lot of the other 3D TVs, Panasonic has included one pair of 3D glasses. Pricing isn't yet available, but we know that it's coming out in the spring. For cnet.com, I'm Sharon Vaknin.