Panasonic recently released information about its upcoming 3D plasma TVs for the Canadian market.
The company will intro its 3D technology in the VT25 plasma TV series, with the first sets shipping to Canadian stores this May. Screen sizes will range from 50 to 65 inches.
Here's the lowdown (model #, release date, price):
TC-P65VT25 June $4,999 CDN
TC-P58VT25 June $3,999 CDN
TC-P54VT25 May $3,499 CDN
TC-P50VT25 May $2,999 CDN
The first number following the "P" indicates the screen size.
Here's some info about these TVs from Panasonic's press release:
Panasonicís initial Full HD 3D televisions will ship in the Spring of 2010 with four models in the VT series. Panasonicís Full HD 3D televisions provide full 1080p resolution to both the right and left eye, thereby giving the viewer the ultimate 3D entertainment experience.
The VT25 series includes four screen sizes ranging from 50-inches to 65-inches including the TC-P65VT25 class (64.8 - inches measured diagonally), the TC-P58VT25 class (58-inches measured diagonally), the TC-P54VT25 class (54-inches measured diagonally) and the TCP50VT25 class (49.9-inches measured diagonally). One pair of 3D Eyewear is included. In addition to providing 3D viewing, the VT25 series of VIERA HDTVs features the enhanced VIERA CAST service with Wireless LAN Adaptor ready on its USB port, video call capability2, VIERA Image Viewer to view JPEG digital still images and AVCHD video recorded on an SD Memory Card; VIERA Link, a PC input, two USB Ports, THX certification and THX Movie Mode, 24p cinematic playback, 600Hz Sub-field Drive (produces 1080 lines of moving picture resolution), Infinite Black Pro display with 5,000,000:1 native contrast, four HDMI connections a RS232C connection and ISFccc capability.
In addition these TVs feature new phosphor science that allows the television to switch quicker, eliminating crosstalk between the left and right eye signal, resulting in a smooth 3D image. As with all the Panasonic Plasma HDTVs, the Full HD 3D models have a panel life of up to 100,000 hours and are mercury and lead free.