Panasonic’s next line of 3D TVs set to hit the US will feature 2D-to-3D conversion abilities, the company have confirmed. Aimed at gamers, the GT25 range will launch across the pond before the end of the year, with the 42-inch version one of the smallest 3D sets currently available.
However, the addition of 2D-to-3D tech doesn’t come without some controversy, after Panasonic bosses recently slammed its quality.
Speaking to Home Cinema Choice magazine, Panasonic’s VP Bob Perry had said that his company would not be adopting the conversion technology “just as a sushi bar should promise never to serve fake sushi-like food.”
Likewise Panasonic Europe’s TV chief Fabrice Estornel questioned the conversion tech’s ability to stand shoulder-to-shoulder with “real 3D” content: “We don’t think it’s right to confuse consumers this early on with second-rate conversion technology.”
The TC-P42G25 and TC-P50GT25 models are expected to feature in Panasonic’s show at next month’s IFA conference in Berlin, so expect more details to come in then, as well as word on whether or not the sets will be hitting UK shores.
By Gerald Lynch | August 18th, 2010