Sunday, January 6, 2008

Panasonic Previews IP-Enabled HD Televisions

At CES in Las Vegas, Panasonic previewed its first IP enabled televisions. Panasonic's VIERA full HD 1080p PZ850 series features four sizes -- 46-inch, 50-inch, 58-inch and 65-inch. The IP enabled televisions provide access to on-line content directly using the company's "VIERA CAST" technology. They also feature a Pro Setting Menu, allowing the consumer to access professional calibration software; an improved native resolution contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and a dynamic ratio of 1,000,000:1; Digital Cinema Color Re-Mastering; 24p native reproduction; Game Mode; an SD memory Card slot; RS-232C connection; four HDMI connections; increased luminous efficiency; lead free panels; 100,000 hours to half brightness and a PC input. The 850 series further expands the capabilities of the SD Card feature by utilizing the H.264 codec to display high definition video recorded on a HD camcorder equipped with the H.264 codec.

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