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Panasonic offers larger Internet-enabled PDPs PDF Print E-mail
Written by Tom Philp   

NEW YORK - Panasonic has responded to an increasing consumer trend of downloading HD content via the Internet to their flat-panel televisions by adding 58- and 65-inch models to its Internet-enabled Viera PZ850 series of plasma displays.

Panasonic's Viera series of plasma displays can accept HD content from the Internet.
Both new models include free Viera Cast technology which enables streaming online content directly to or from the TV without using an external box or PC.

PZ850 Series TVs can be calibrated by a professional using the Pro Setting menu, and have features like Digital Cinema Colour Re-mastering, 24p native reproduction, 1080p resolution, and a dedicated gaming mode. Each model has four HDMI connections, a PC input, and an SD memory card slot for playing back content like digital photos or video directly from the small media. The new TVs use the AVCHD codec, allowing for the playback of high-definition recordings from a compatible HD camcorder.

The 65-inch model carries a price point of US$7,499; and the 58-inch model will sell for $4,499.

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