Panasonic show 65-inch VT20 3D plasma at Munich convention

Gerald Lynch 3D TV, Home cinema, Tech Digest news, TVs 1 Comment

panasonic tx-p65vt20e.jpgWe previously got a glimpse of Panasonic’s 3D TV range at CES this year, but the company’s Munich convention has revealed more details on the VT20 3D plasma screens.

Best of the bunch is the TX-P65VT20E, a 3D-enabled 65 inch beast of a screen that features a 600Hz frequency range and a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Active Shutter Glasses are needed to view 3D content, which receive infra-red signals from the TV to time shutter speed depending on the action on screen. Panasonic claim to have isolated the cross-talk issue which causes one frame to outstay its welcome and overlap into the next by placing blank frames into offending areas, invisible to the eye.

There’s a whole host of other features thrown in if the 3D elements aren’t yet selling it to you. You have Panasonic’s Vieralink web-content widgets, the “Infinite Black Pro” contrast tech seen in other Panasonic screens, Wi-Fi and DLNA support, USB ports and support for recording to an external hard-drive.

The set will also be available in a 50 inch model, the TX-P50VT20E. So far only the 50 inch model has been given a confirmed release date of sometime in April. We’ll have to wait a little longer for news on the 65 inch model, as well as pricing information on both.

By Gerald Lynch | February 18th, 2010





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    Panasonic’s convention in Munich is the inauspiciously-named TX-P65VT20E. That string of letters and numbers hides a monster 65-inch 3D-capable plasma television (seen previously at CES ) which offers 600Hz image frequency and a massive five million to one contrast ratio.3D is provided by infra-red synced active shutter glasses. Panasonic reckons its reduced the crosstalk issue – where images stay on screen longer than you want – by cutting them out a little earlier, providing a blank display in between alternate frames.