Panasonic has unveiled the first details about their 2011 TVs, and we can expect some interesting new products. Panasonic has updated the 2011 line-up with fresh design, improved 3D and even better picture quality. FlatpanelsHD presents the new VT30, GT30 and ST30 ranges.
Panasonic 2011 line-up
Panasonic says that they will focus on design, picture quality and 3D in 2011. The bezels on the new TVs have been reduced considerably, Panasonic claims, and the VT30 now has one-sheet-of-glass design.
Panasonic believes that 3D technology will gain momentum in 2011, based on more movie and gaming content in 3D. Therefore 3D is a key focus point in the 2011 Panasonic line-up and 3D has also been integrated in cheaper model ranges, such as the ST30.
Panasonic promises that the 3D picture quality has been improved compared to the 2010 models, partly by reducing crosstalk, partly by increasing brightness by up to 30%.
The 2011 line-up will also feature Panasonic Viera Connect, a new cloud-based Internet system. This means that internet services are handled by an external server and then downloaded to the TV via the internet.
Panasonic has also incorporated Wi-Fi and THX picture presets in the high-end ranges. New and improved Infinite Black Pro 2 and Infinite Black 2 panels should improve 2D and 3D picture quality and also reduce black even further.
See specifications below.
Infinite Black Pro 2 panel
Improved Full HD 3D
THX & ISFccc
600 Hz sub-field drive
DLNA & 4 HDMI
Panasonic VT30 will be available in 55 and 65 inches from April/May 2011 called TC-P55VT30 and TC-P65VT30.
These are the Panasonic US models. The EU models are expected to come in different sizes and with a bit different features. These will be announced in 1-2 months. We will keep you updated with more information soon.