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Panasonic 3D Ready Plasma HDTVs now in stores

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Panasonic Canada has announced that its new 3D-capable plasma HDTVs, which were first announced at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas are now available in stores.

The Viera VT25 series of plasma televisions starts at $3,000 and consists of four models ranging in size from 50 to 65-inches.

3DTV models announced include the: TC-P50VT20 - 50 inches; TC-P50VT25 - 50 inches; TC-P54VT25 - 54 inches; TC-P58VT25 - 58 inches; and the TC-P65VT25 - 65 inches which will sell in Canada for $3,000, $3,500, $4,000 and $5,000 respectively.

Each model will ship with one pair of 3D active shutter glasses. Each additional pair of 3D glasses will cost $150.

In addition to 3D capabilities, all four VT models will feature: Viera Cast, an Internet programming package which lets internet enabled users to access to information and communication capabilities such as Bloomberg News, Google’s YouTube, Picasa; Image Viewer, which lets users view still photos and videos from an SD flash memory card and Skype Video Calling when used with Panasonic’s Skype enabled cameras (sold separately).

To complement the VT series of plasma televisions, Panasonic also announced the arrival of the Panasonic BDT350, a fully featured Blu-ray Disc player which features DVD video upscaling to 1080p resolution, dual HDMI outputs, 7.1 channel analog outputs, Viera Cast and Wi-Fi capability. The DMP-BDT350 will sell for $600.
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Nice TVs but won't upconvert to 3D..

Saw them last weekend at my local Stereo Plus in Ottawa east. Better 3D image than the Samsungs. Noticed prominent ghosting on the Samsungs. The biggest factor holding me back is the fact that the pannys don't upconvert 2D to 3D. Bought all new HT equip over the last 2 years and can't afford to change everything now. Thought having the 2D upconvert to start would allow me gradually change things overtime while enyoying near 3D. Plus better blacks and extra features I want compared to my existing PZ800U panny...I think Panasonic made a mistake by not adding upconversion.
Upconversion on the samsungs actually worked rather well, except for the ghosting of course. I had the clerk at FS put in a regular 2D BD and it worked reasonably well...
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