Skeptical about 3D TV? Not convinced that IPTV is the wave of the future?
You can see for yourself whether or not these new technologies are as good as they’re cracked up to be by participating in a hands-on demo hosted by Panasonic.
The Touch the Future Tour will take place in venues in 15 cities across the U.S. over the next five weeks. You can catch it at Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, Minneapolis, New York, Philadelphia, San Francisco, Seattle, Scottsdale, Ariz., and Washington D.C.
Some of the Panasonic technologies and products to be showcased include a Viera full HD 3D home theater, DirecTV’s new HD 3D channels set to debut in June, 3D gaming, Skype-enabled HDTVs and Internet-enabled TVs. A sampler 3D demo channel will include sports, music and other programming to show off the capabilities.
The featured Viera Cast technology that’s a spotlight will allow you to access content from new partners such as Netflix, Skype, Pandora, Fox Sports and Twitter; plus those Panasonic already includes like Bloomberg, Amazon Video-on-Demand, Picasa and YouTube.
If you’re into green technology, Panasonic will also be showcasing its eco-friendliness, with aspects such as the small 99-watt consumption of its latest 42-inch full HD displays.
Tour dates and locations:
3/15 - 3/17 New York Penn Pavilion, 401 7th Ave at 33rd St
3/15 - 3/17 Chicago Tribune 445, 445 S. Michigan Avenue
3/15 - 3/17 Los Angeles Hollywood and Highland, 801 Hollywood Boulevard
3/20 - 3/22 Boston Copley Place, 2 Copley Place
3/22 - 3/24 Detroit Detroit Opera House, 1526 Broadway
3/22 - 3/24 Scottsdale Fashion Square Mall, 7014 East Camelback Road
3/25 - 3/27 Philadelphia King of Prussia Mall, North Gulph Road
3/29 - 3/31 Minneapolis IDS Tower, 80 8th Street South
3/29 - 3/31 San Francisco One Market Plaza, 1 Market Street
3/31 - 4/2 Washington, DC Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave, NE
4/6 - 4/8 Dallas Grapevine Mills Mall, 3000 Grapevine Mills Parkway
4/6 - 4/8 Seattle Top of the Market, 93 Pike Street, Suite 307
4/7 - 4/9 Atlanta 595 North, 595 North Ave, NW Atlanta
4/12 - 4/14 Houston The Warehouse, 4108 Dupont Street
4/15 - 4/17 Miami Ice Palace, 59 Northwest 14th Street
Admission is free, and you can get more information at www.panasonic.com/future.
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Lisa Montgomery has been writing about home technology for 15 years, with a focus on the impact of electronics on a modern lifestyle.