Panasonic has added two new, inexpensive 3D plasma televisions to its VIERA line of products. The two VIERA GT25 plasma televisions offer consumers a choice between 42-inch and 50-inch screen sizes, and the ability to stream Web content from Amazon On-Demand, Netflix, Youtube and Pandora.
It’s amazing how fast the market for 3D televisions is developing. About this time a year ago 3D televisions were wildly expensive when compared to traditional flat-panel televisions, but today with companies like Panasonic pushing down the price points for 3D televisions, the technologies are becoming more approachable for a wider group of consumers.
The 42-inch TC-P42G25 and 50-inch TC-P50GT25 both offer users the company’s 600Hz Sub-field video processing technology, 1080p resolutions, VIERA Image Viewer (for viewing still photos), 24fps (frame-per-second) compatibility, active-shutter 3D, and VIERA Link for the streaming of Web content from Netflix, Amazon On-Demand, Pandora and Twitter.
Henry Hauser, vice president of merchandising, display group for Panasonic, says that Panasonic has been at the forefront of the 3D market and now with the release of these two new 3D televisions, consumers will now be able save money while purchasing state-of-art televisions. “From the beginning, Panasonic has led the charge into the immersive world of 3D home entertainment by offering end-to-end 3D home entertainment solutions, including full HD 3D VIERA plasma TVs, 3D Blu-ray disc players, professional and consumer 3D camcorders, the nation’s first suite of 3D TV channels with partner DirecTV, and the authoring of 3D Blu-ray movies in cooperation with the Hollywood studios,” he says.
“The debut of our VIERA GT25 Series of full HD 3D TVs further expands our portfolio of 3D offerings and makes it even easier for consumers to join the immersive world of full HD 3D for the home.”
The televisions, which are priced at $1,700 and $2,100, respectively, also include the ability to convert 2D content to 3D. They’re expected to become available in late August, and require consumers to purchase 3D glasses separately to view the content.
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