Panasonic introduced its 2010 line of VIERA Plasma HDTVs at the Consumer Electronics Show, including the premiere of Full HD 3D television for the home. Panasonic showcased expanded internet functionality via the proprietary VIERA CAST IPTV functionality and NeoPDP technologies resulting in improved picture quality. Adhering to Panasonic’s commitment to the environment, all 2010 models have improved power consumption and meet the new, more stringent Energy Star 4.0 requirements. The 2010 VIERA line of Plasma HDTVs now achieve four times luminous efficiency. The 2010 VIERA line also features VIERA Link for increased networking and VIERA Image Viewer to allow for watching digital still and HD video on the Plasma screen.
Said Bob Perry, Senior Vice President, Panasonic Consumer Electronics: “Panasonic continues to improve its technology, while providing such entertainment enhancements as an IPTV functionality, VIERA CAST and the VIERA Image Viewer that allows the consumer to view pictures on a large screen. Panasonic is totally committed to the success and growth of Plasma.
And with our introduction of Full HD 3D in screen sizes ranging from 50 inches to 65 inches, Panasonic is bringing the last frontier of television into the home.”
VIERA CAST enhances the user experience by adding USB connectivity, allowing for the addition of a wireless LAN adaptor, keyboard and USB memory. In addition to the continuation of such favorite entertainment sites as Amazon VOD. Google’s YouTube, Picasa Web Album, Bloomberg and weather service; the 2010 VIERA CAST provides access to such targeted sites as Netflix, Skype, Pandora, Twitter and Fox Sports. With ease of use as a major focus, VIERA CAST’s interface implements quick keyword input (like a cell phone) to help retrieve favorite content faster and easier.