Panasonic launches first web-enabled VIERA plasma HDTVs

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panasonic viera internet link hdtvPanasonic has announced the US launch of its first web-enabled VIERA plasma high definition TVs, the PZ850 series, utilising their VIERA CAST system offering access to a range of online services including YouTube, Google’s Picasa web album, and Bloomberg.

Yes, you’ve seen them before, as they were shown off at CES back in January, but now they’ve hit the store shelves of America.

Available in three screen sizes — 58, 50, and 46 inches — the series also includes an SD card slot for displaying multimedia content, a Pro Setting menu for fine tuning of the TV, native contrast ratio of 30,000:1, dynamic contrast ratio of 1,000,000:1, 24p and Game Modes, Digital Cinema Colour Re-Mastering, a Studio Reference Mode, and four HDMI inputs.

No news of a UK launch date or pricing as yet.

(Via WebWire)

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