In a press conference at CES 2013 in Las Vegas Panasonic summarized their lineup of smart TVs, Blu-ray Players, micro stereos and what’s described as bone-conducting headphones.
Panasonic’s flagship TV is of course their new Viera TV featuring customizable Home Screen. You can tap your smartphone on TV to share your content via NFC and Viera’s Swipe & Share 2.0. Users can use Voice commands on remotes or their own smartphones. 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports allow for sufficient connectivity. Dual-core processor with a ‘Hexa Processing Engine’ improves picture quality. These Panasonic DT60 TVs come in 55-inch and 60-inch format and will be available in spring.
Plasma line of TVs is represented by flagship TC-PZT60 TV. With new Studio Master panel and ‘thinnest-ever gas layer’ Panasonic promises no more hazy and double images. There is new red phosphor, fast switching, and 2D and 3D THX certification for improved performance.
There are four new Blue-ray players showcased at CES by Panasonic; 3D and 2D players featuring built-in Wi-Fi for web browsing, 3D to 2D conversion and Viera Connect streaming services. Miracast enables syncing of all pictures, video and audio with your latest android smartphone (android 4.2 jelly bean). 2D models have streaming enabled from Hulu Plus, Netflix, Vudu, Amazon Instant video, YouTube and CinemaNow. These Blue-ray players should be available in February, but no word on pricing.
Here is something new! Panasonic has a different take on delivering tunes to your senses. Designed for joggers, these headphones aren’t attached to your ears. RP-BTGS10 Bluetooth wireless headphones rest in front of one’s ear canals. The audio is essentially bouncing off of your cheekbones. Panasonic promises these out this fall in several color options. No word on pricing.
CNET has the live blog on this Panasonic Press Conference
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