Panasonic Launches Web-Enabled TV7 Jan, 2008 By: Kyra Kudick
Panasonic Corp. of North America announced a new flagship series of IP-enabled plasma HDTVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.
The Viera full HD 1080p PZ850 series includes four models ranging in size from 46 inches to 65 inches, and features access to online content directly from the television via Viera Cast technology.
Additionally, the series features a pro setting menu to access professional calibration software, an improved native resolution contrast ratio, digital cinema color remastering, 24p native reproduction, game mode, an SD memory card slot, RS-232C connection, four HDMI connections, increased luminous efficiency, lead free panels and a PC input.
Separately, the company announced an agreement with Google to provide seamless access to YouTube videos as well as Picasa Web Albums, a free online photo-sharing service from Google, through the Viera Cast feature of the PZ850 series.