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Panasonic 2011 VIERA HDTV Lineup

Panasonic Consumer Electronics Company announced its 2011 lineup of VIERA plasma and LCD-LED HDTVs at CES 2011 in Las Vegas.

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Unedited press release follows:

PANASONIC 2011 VIERA HDTV LINEUP

Panasonic’s 2011 VIERA HDTV line up includes:

14 – Full HD 3D HDTVs (LCD-LED models join Plasma models in Full HD 3D lineup)
7 – Plasma HDTVs
6 – LCD-LED HDTVs
5 – LCD HDTVs

Full HD 3D Plasma and LCD-LED TVs
For 2011 Panasonic introduces three VIERA Full HD 3D Plasma model lines – the VT30 series, GT30 and ST30 series – and expands its 3D line-up with the addition of two LCD-LED HDTVs to the Full HD 3D array. Panasonic’s Full HD 3D televisions provide full 1080p resolution to both the right and left eye, thereby giving the viewer the definitive 3D entertainment experience.

Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV functionality is expanded and enhanced for 2011, with a new identifying name, VIERA Connect™1, reflecting the transition from the walled garden approach of VIERA Cast to the interactive and inter-connected philosophy behind the new Internet enabled service. VIERA Cast’s popular sites, including Netflix™, Amazon VOD™, You Tube™, Pandora, Twitter, Bloomberg News, a weather channel and Skype™ continue on VIERA Connect and are joined by a host of exciting features and apps, all optimized for the best possible user experience. Incorporated in VIERA Connect are such popular apps as Hulu Plus, Napster, CinemaNow, Facebook, and sports sites including MLB.TV, MLS Matchday Live, NBA Game Time, and NHL Game Center2.

The 2011 line-up also introduces Easy IPTV, which provides IPTV functionality to 12 select VIERA HDTVs by adding six of the most popular movie, music and social networking sites to the TV’s feature sets. Netflix™, Amazon VOD™, Napster, Pandora, CinemaNow and Facebook are available via Easy IPTV and give the consumer another option to experience an Internet enabled HDTV.

The VIERA VT30 series consists of two models- the 65-inch class (64. 7” measured diagonally) TC-P65VT30 and the 55-inch class (55.1” measured diagonally) TC-P55VT30. The VT30 models are distinguished by a one sheet glass design, giving the TVs a beautiful sleek new design element. In addition to providing 3D viewing, the VT30 series of Viera HDTVs includes the enhanced IPTV VIERA Connect service, featuring Skype video/voice calling.  VIERA Connect also provides USB connectivity, allowing for the addition of a wireless LAN adaptor, keyboard and USB memory.  In addition to the continuation of such favorite entertainment sites as Amazon Video-on-Demand. Netflix, Skype, Pandora, Twitter, Fox Sports, Google’s YouTube, Picasa™ Web Album, Bloomberg and a weather service, the 2011 models introduce a number of new interactive and entertainment sites, including Napster, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow, Facebook and access to such sport sites as NHL, NBA, MLB and MLS2. The VT30 series will be available in Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

Panasonic TC-P65VT30

The VT30 series is  Wi-Fi ready including LAN (through USB port) and also features 3D VIERA Image Viewer™  to view  JPEG 2D digital still images, 3D digital still images and both 2D &  3D HD video recorded  on an SD Memory Card; VIERA Link™; a technology that utilizes HDMI-CEC (Consumer Electronics Control) to operate all VIERA Link compatible A/V components; a PC input; three USB Ports; THX certification3; 24p playback; 600Hz subfield (produces 1080 lines of moving picture resolution); four HDMI connections; DLNA technology to provide interconnectivity with other DLNA equipped components; fast switching phosphors; a RS232C/ISF connection and an Infinite Black Pro 2 panel. The new and improved Infinite Black Pro 2 Panel raises the luminous efficiency while minimizing pre-discharge, resulting in even more subtle, delicate blacks, in both dark and bright environments than last year’s Infinite Black Pro Panel provided. One pair of Full HD 3D eyewear is included with the VT30 series.

The VIERA GT30 series features four models, the TC-P65GT30, a 65-inch class (64.7” measured diagonally); the TC-P60GT30, a 60-inch class (60.1 measured diagonally); the TC-P55GT30, a 55-inch class (55.1 measured diagonally ) and the TC-P50GT30, a 50-inch class (49.9” measured diagonally). The GT30 series features an Infinite Black 2 Panel; VIERA Connect, Wi-Fi ready with included LAN (through USB port); Skype Video/Voice calling; 3D VIERA Image Viewer™  to view  JPEG 2D digital still images, 3D digital still images and both 2D &  3D HD video recorded  on an SD Memory Card; DLNA compatibility; VIERA Link, PC input; four HDMI connections; three USB ports; THX certification3; fast switching phosphors and a 600Hz Sub-field Drive. The GT30 models will ship in the Spring of 2011, with pricing to be determined.

Panasonic TC-P50GT30

The VIERA ST30 series introduces six screen sizes, from 42-inches to 65-inches, to the Panasonic family of Full HD 3D HDTVs. Featured in this series are the TC-P65ST30, a 65-inch class (64.7” measured diagonally); TC-P60ST30, a 60-inch class (60.1”  measured diagonally); TC-P55ST30, a 55-inch class (55.1” measured diagonally); TC-P50ST30, a 50-inch class (49.9” measured diagonally); TC-P46ST30, a 46-inch class (46”measured diagonally) and the TC-P42ST30, a 42” class (41.6”measured diagonally). The ST30 Full HD 3D HDTVs present a feature package that includes Infinite Black 2 Panel; VIERA Connect; Wi-Fi Ready with LAN (through USB port); Skype Video/Voice calling; 3D VIERA Image Viewer™  to view  JPEG 2D digital still images, 3D digital still images and both 2D &  3D HD video recorded  on an SD Memory Card; DLNA compatibility; VIERA Link; three HDMI connections; two USB ports; fast switching phosphors; 600Hz Sub-field Drive. The ST30 HDTVS will be available in Spring, 2011, with pricing to be determined.

Panasonic TC-P50ST30

Full HD LCD-LED TVs
The 2011 series expands the LCD-LED model line from two models in 2010 to eight (TC-L37DT30 and TC-L32DT30 are Full HD 3D models). The 2011 line-up introduces five LCD-LED series – the DT30, D30, E3, E30, and C30, which premieres a new 19-inch screen size. All, with exception of the C30 series, provide 1080p resolution, feature the IPS Alpha panel (E3 is IPS Panel); Easy IPTV (the DT30 & D30 line includes VIERA Connect); DLNA (a technology based on industry standards to insure interoperability with other devices); multiple HDMI connectors; USB ports; a PC input; Viera Link, a technology that makes it easy to connect other VIERA Link compatible components and the VIERA Image Viewer, allowing one to view digital photos and movies recorded on an SD Memory Card.

Panasonic TC-L37DT30

The C30 series incorporates a new screen size into the 2011 Panasonic family of VIERA LCD-LED HDTVs. The 19-inch class (18.5” measured diagonally) TC-L19C30 is a 720p, 60Hz panel, with one HDMI connection, a PC input, VIERA Image Viewer and VIERA Link. The TC-L19C30 will be available in Summer 2011, with pricing to be announced.

The E3 series presents three screen sizes- the 32-inch class TC-L32E3 (31.5” measured diagonally); the 37-inch class TC-L37E3 (37” measured diagonally) and the 42-inch class TC-L42E3 (41.6” measured diagonally). In addition to the IPS LED panel; the E3 HDTVs provide the consumer with four HDMI connections; two USB ports; DLNA connectivity and a PC input. The three E3 televisions utilize 60Hz technology with 1080p resolution. To further increase the entertainment quotient, the E3 series features Easy IPTV. The E3 series will be available Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

The TC-L42 E30, is a 42-inch class (41.6” measured diagonally) HDTV featuring an IPS Alpha panel with LED backlighting and 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 4, for fast motion response speeds. In addition, the TC-L42E30 also includes Easy IPTV, offering multiple entertainment solutions for the consumer. The TC-L42E30 easily connects to other CE devices by offering four HDMI connections; two USB ports; DLNA connectivity and a PC input. The TC-L42E30 also features a clear panel to enhance contrast and reduce ambient light reflections and will be available Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

The top of the line TC-L42D30 has a 1080p IPS Alpha panel with 120Hz Motion Picture Pro 5 technology contributing to the set’s overall pristine picture quality. Panasonic’s proprietary IPTV solution VIERA Connect is featured and is Wi-Fi ready. In addition to such favorites from last year as Netflix™, Amazon VOD™, Skype™, Twitter, You Tube™ and Pandora, the 2011 service introduces a number of new interactive and entertainment sites, including Napster, Hulu Plus, CinemaNow,  Facebook and access to popular sport sites as MLB.TV, MLS Matchday Live, NBA Game Time, and NHL Game Center2.  Also included in the feature package are VIERA Image Viewer; DLNA connectivity; VIERA Link; four HDMI connectors; three USB Ports and a PC input. The TC-L42D30 will be available in Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

HD LCD TVs
The TC-L32C3, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally) HDTV is a 720p HDTV with the IPS Alpha Panel. In addition, the LCD TV features two HDMI connectors; a PC Input; VIERA Image Viewer and VIERA Link. The TC-L32C3 will be available Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

The TC-L24C3 is a 24 –inch class (24” measured diagonally) featuring VIERA link and VIERA Image viewer.

The LCD U3 series includes two models, the 37-inch class (37” measured diagonally) TC-L37U3 and the TC-L32U3, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally) HDTV. These two LCD HDTVs deliver 1080p Full HD resolution with a 60Hz IPS Alpha Panel and include three HDMI connectors; a PC Input; VIERA Image Viewer and VIERA Link. The U3 series will be available Spring, 2011, with pricing to be determined.

The U30 series features one 1080p model – the TC-L42U30, a 42-inch class (41.6’ measured diagonally). Featuring an IPS Panel; three HDMI connectors; a PC Input; VIERA Link and VIERA Image Viewer, the TC-L42U30 introduces 120Hz with Motion Picture Pro 4 to the LCD line.  The TC-L42U30 will be available in January 2011, with pricing to be announced.

The TC-L32X30, a 32-inch class (31.5” measured diagonally), 720p 60Hz LCD HDTV with the IPS Alpha Panel, continues to offer the popular iPod/iPhone Entertainment kit, allowing the user to connect their device directly to the TV. The L32X30 also includes Easy IPTV; DLNA compatibility; VIERA Image Viewer H.264, providing the consumer with ability to view digital still photos recorded on a SD Memory card; VIERA Link; three HDMI connectors; a USB port and a PC Input. The TC-L32X30 will be available Spring 2011, with pricing to be announced.

1    Some 2011 VIERA Connect applications will only be compatible with 2011 VIERA Connect-enabled Panasonic VIERA HDTVs due to specific technology requirements required to activate certain applications.

2    Available to subscribers of the individual sites

3    Tentative

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