Panasonic showcased its latest lines of 3D plasma, LED LCD , LCD, 3D Blu-ray and audio lines in an all-encompassing presentation in New York Tuesday that stressed across-the board connectivity as much as 3D capability.
The company provided a more detailed delineation of the VIERA Connect platform it announced at CES, explaining it as a cloud-based infrastructure of IPTV services it will make available to set-buyers that add interactivity – in the form of gaming, health/fitness and even out-of-market sports content streaming – to the earlier-established VIERA Cast connectivity platform. Many of the higher-end TVs are or will be VIERA Connect-capable, while some leader models will feature Easy IPTV – a limited basket of services from which viewers can access content, including Netflix, CinemaNow, Amazon Video On Demand, Pandora, Napster and Facebook. Skype capability also looms large in the product lineups.
Here are some highlights from the many introductions.