The current VT20 and VT25 ranges of Panasonic Plasma 3D TV models can be found in sizes ranging from 50 inches up to 65 inches. Panasonic's 3D LED TV model - the LX900 - uses active 3D shutter glasses and a high 200Hz frame rate to create incredibly realistic depth and vivid 3D images. The LED model is available in 40-inch, 52-inch and 60-inch sizes that comes with full HD 1080p, internet connected, edge lit 3D LED TV.
The table below shows the list of current Panasonic 3D TVs available to buy, with links to Amazon Customer reviews and more detailed technical info on the sets. The average rating shown is the average Amazon Customer rating.
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You can find comprehensive details on Panasonic models and the technology behind Panasonic 3D TVs on the official Panasonic webpage covering their current range of released models - including planned 2011 Panasonic 3D TV releases.
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The Panasonic VIERA® brand stands firm as one of the leaders in 3D TV technology. VIERA® 3D TVs appear in a range of sizes from 32 inch to 65 inch, with VIERA® Connect delivering a new range of exciting content, apps, and interactive TV features. Here's a link to the current range of Panasonic 3D TV models. Just below are the models which will complete the 2011 range.
Panasonic Plasma Models
VIERA® VT30 Series Plasma Full HD 3D HDTV 55 inch an 65 inch
VIERA® GT30 Series Plasma Full HD 3D HDTV 65inch, 60 inch, 55 inch, and 50 inch
VIERA® ST30 Series Plasma Full HD 3D HDTV. Available in 65 inch, 60 inch, 55 inch, 50" Class, 46 Class and 42" Class
Founded by Konosuke Matsushita in 1918, Panasonic's first business was selling duplex lamp sockets. Through World War II, the company expanded to produce light fixtures, motors, electric irons and components. Panasonic changed tactics once the war ended, moving toward radios and home appliances, which were much in demand during the post-war boom in Japan. Sanyo, interestingly, began life as subcontractor to Panasonic founded by Matsushita's brother-in-law. The company would later become a major competitor to Panasonic until 2009, when the parent company eventually reacquired the offshoot as a subsidiary.
In 1961, Panasonic made its debut in the United States, beginning the company's long run of television manufacturing. It proved so successful that expansion into the European TV market followed in 1979. It was this expansion more than 40 years ago that has led to Panasonic's status as a quality television manufacturer today. Now that 3D is readying itself to make a leap into the living room, Panasonic is right in the thick of this next wave of home entertainment.
Today, Panasonic is known for its high quality plasma televisions, with Panasonic 3D TV technology first being married with the VT25 series. May 2010 saw Panasonic release both a 50-inch and 54-inch models. This move was a good one for Panasonic, as plasma televisions have proved more cost-effective in conversion to 3D-capability. Active shutter 3D glasses are required to see the 3D effects, but these help to retain high-definition image quality because only one image is beamed to each eye. Previously, anaglyph images were needed to produce 3D, created by layering two images on top of each other. Luckily, both models of the VT25 come bundled with one pair of active shutter glasses. Additional pairs cost extra.
One drawback to the VT25 series is that it does not offer 2D up-conversion. This means that to see 3D, consumers need access to dedicated content such as 3D broadcast networks or a 3D Blu Ray player. Some Blu-Ray devices include up-conversion processors, however. In a pinch, a 3D TV converter can pick up the slack, too. An initial test batch of 50-inch VT25s came with 3D-ready Blu-Ray players capable of up-conversion.
Both VT25 models can produce full HD picture in stunning 1080p. They also come with Infinite Black Pro, a new system for improving Panasonic's already stellar record in black level production. Brightness of the VT25s don't quite reach the levels of LCD 3D TVs, but the listed contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 is still amazingly impressive. To maintain high picture quality, the series also includes a 96Hz refresh rate option for 1080p/24 content.
Picture quality and 3D isn't all the VT25 series has to offer, either. The company's proprietary Internet Protocol TV functionality, VIERA CAST, brings the Internet to television. Through USB connectivity, consumers can plug in a wireless LAN adapter, USB memory, or a keyboard. Apps and widgets will continue to be available for services like Amazon Video On Demand, Picasa, YouTube, and Web Album. Panasonic also is adding several new avenues of content. In addition to previously offered services, buyers can also soon gain access to Skype, Netflix, Twitter, Fox Sports and Pandora.
Panasonic has a long history of creating powerful, high-quality consumer electronics. Now that 3D is making its way into the home, we can expect the same quality and performance from Panasonic 3D TV offerings for many years to come. We can also expect Panasonic to be at the forefront of new advances in technology, and they will surely take an interest in 3D TV without glasses developments in the near to mid future.
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Feb 15 2011 Panasonic's new range of LED 3D TVs were announced today and will be known as the DT30 and DT 35 ranges. The new improved design of the panels means that crosstalk is significantly reduced and viewing angle is widened giving virtually no distortion in image. 400 Hz backlit scanning capability gives this set an improved capability to handle 3D imaging, giving it the fastest scanning range in the TV industry of 2ms.
This new range of 3D TVs gives Panasonic something to go to war with in the mid size display market, with the line up including:
TX L37DT30 37 inch
TX L32DT30 32 inch
TX L37DT35 37 inch
TX L32DT35 32 inch
Panasonic also demonstrated the flagship model of its plasma range - the VT30. Billed by Panasonic as 'the best TV we've ever built' the VT 30 is put together with a stunning design constructed from a single piece of glass. This makes for an ultra thin TV which comes in four sizes from 40 inch up to 65 inch (50 and 55 in between), and possesses an almost unbelievable fast response time of 0.001ms.