Panasonic Viera 3D Sets Rely on RealD Active Shutter 3D Glasses

Panasonic’s initial Full HD 3D televisions will ship in the Spring of 2010 with five models in the VT25 series. Panasonic’s Full HD 3D televisions provide full 1080p resolution to both the right and left eye, thereby giving the viewer the ultimate 3D entertainment experience.

The VT25 series includes four screen sizes ranging from 50-inches to 65-inches – the TC-P65VT25 class (64.8″ measured diagonally), the TC-P58VT25 class (58″ measured diagonally), the TC-P54VT25 class (54″ measured diagonally) and the TC-P50VT25 class (49.9″ measured diagonally). One pair of 3D Eyewear is included.

In addition to providing 3D viewing, the VT25 series of VIERA HDTVs features the enhanced VIERA CAST service with Wireless LAN Adaptor ready on its USB port, video call capability(2), VIERA Image Viewer to view JPEG digital still images and HD video recorded on an SD Memory Card; VIERA Link, a PC input, two USB Ports, THX certification and THX Movie Mode, 24p cinematic playback, 600Hz Sub-field Drive (produces 1080 TV lines of moving picture resolution), Infinite Black Pro display with 5,000,000:1 native contrast, four HDMI connections a RS232C connection and ISFccc capability.

In addition these TVs feature new phosphor science that allows the TV to switch quicker, providing a smooth 3D image. As with all the Panasonic Plasma HDTVs, the Full HD 3D models have a panel life of up to 100,000 hours and are mercury and lead free.

Panasonic says consumers who purchase Panasonic’s Full HD 3D VIERA TVs will enjoy a high quality Full HD 3D viewing experience powered with RealD’s Active Shutter Glass Technology and 3D content delivered utilizing the stereoscopic RealD Format. The companies will also work together to evaluate next generation technologies that enable an even higher quality user experience in 3D viewing.

“Panasonic’s proprietary 3D Plasma display panel technologies, teamed with new 3D Eyewear based on RealD’s Technologies, will reproduce a stunningly immersive Full HD 3D experience for the customer who owns a 3D VIERA TV,” said Yoshiiku Miyata, Managing Executive Officer, Panasonic Corporation. “We are delighted to be able to deliver this kind of exciting Full HD 3D viewing experience to visitors to the Panasonic booth at CES 2010, supported by 3D broadcasting powered by the RealD Format.”

“The RealD Format paired with Panasonic’s RealD-enabled VIERA HDTVs will give people worldwide access to high definition 3D content utilizing the HD set-top box in their home today,” said Michael V. Lewis, Chairman and CEO of RealD. “I’m confident that this technology alliance between two leading companies in 3D will open the door to a new era of exciting home entertainment options for consumers.”

The RealD Format is a proprietary version of a side-by-side 3D format that uses a unique set of technologies to multiplex a left eye and right eye 3D image stream into a single channel. The RealD Format is capable of delivering high definition 3D content to any 3D-enabled display type using today’s HD infrastructure.

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