Panasonic brings Full HD 3D to Australian loungerooms with 2010 line-up

Full HD 3D VIErA Plasma, Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player and Full HD 3D professional camcorder offer a total end-to-end 3D solution

Panasonic is launching its Full High Definition 3D solution for the Australian market by unveiling four new Full HD 3D Neo Plasma televisions, a Full HD 3D Blu-ray Disc Player and high-precision 3D Eyewear. The Panasonic solution is designed to be the best Full HD 3D solution in the market, and is due to be rolled out from June 2010.

To understand how 3D technology works please view our online brochure.

3D TV

The Panasonic Full HD 3D VIERA Series features Neo Plasma technology, which boosts light emission speed and reduces picture crosstalk. By compressing the luminescence time duration and the amount of afterglow, afterimages that appear when switching between left and right eye images are reduced, to render crisp, clear Full HD 3D images.

Paul Reid, Director, Consumer Electronics Group, Panasonic Australia, said the Neo Plasma approach far surpassed previous 3D technologies. Reid goes on to say:

There is no better showcase of the immersive experience of 3D in the home than Panasonic’s Full HD Neo Plasma. Qualities such as speed, contrast and viewing angles are all inherent strengths of Neo Plasma and Panasonic has been a leader in these benchmarks for a number of years. As a young technology Plasma continues to be best placed to take advantage of 3D TV.

To create the best possible Full HD 3D picture, Panasonic has developed new, faster screen phosphors; coupled with its 600Hz sub-field drive, the new displays output alternating images for the left and right eye.

The new VIERA models feature Neo Plasma technology, which boasts a dynamic contrast ratio of 5,000,000:1 delivering exceptionally deep, rich black levels that draw the viewer into the picture. This gives even more depth to the Full HD 3D images. The TVs also use a new louver filter that minimises glare and reflection from external light sources, so the picture is clear and vibrant even in bright viewing environments.

Panasonic VIERA Full HD 3D TV Models:
TH-P65VT20A
TH-P58VT20A
TH-P54VT20A
TH-P50VT20A

Panasonic precision 3D eyewear


3D eyewear are key to the quality of your immersive viewing experience and we’ve come a long way from the red and blue cardboard specs we know from the past. The precision shutter control on the 3D eyewear is timed to open and close the right and left lenses in synchronisation with the alternating images to provide high-quality 3D viewing. This technology solves the problems of image deterioration and blurring that were common to conventional 3D methods, and brings theatre-quality images right into your living room.

One pair of 3D eyewear is supplied with each Full HD 3D TV. The eyewear can be easily adjusted to fit various face shapes and sizes, from children to adults. The eyewear is also designed to be worn comfortably over ordinary prescription glasses and has durable hinging.

3D Blu-ray Disc Players

Panasonic’s new Full HD 3D Blu-ray Player, the DMP-BDT300, utilises groundbreaking technologies incorporated in Panasonic’s proprietary UniPhier LSI chip, enabling the player to flawlessly process the large quantity of visual information necessary to create a Full HD 3D image in 1920 x 1080 resolution. Adaptive Chroma Upsampling ensures that colors will be faithfully reproduced; and all native digital DVD formats are up-scaled to 1080p resolution quality.

The Full HD 3D Blu-ray Player incorporates all the features expected in a high-end product, including VIERA CAST and DLNA; as well as Dolby® True HD and DTS™ HD audio formats. Digital images and HD video can be easily viewed via the player’s SD Memory Card slot. And VIERA Link enables all compatible Panasonic audio and video products to be controlled with one remote.

The DMP-BDT300 offers Twin HDMI outputs. One output can be dedicated as an Audio signal output, offering better sound quality and matching the needs of users who own customised cinema systems and audio equipment.

3D compatible wireless home theatre

The SC-ZT2 Wireless Home Theatre can transmit Full HD 3D signals from the Full HD 3D Blu-ray Player to the Full HD 3D TV. The SC-ZT2 requires no speaker cables to connect the speakers to the main unit – so home theatre enthusiasts can arrange speakers freely throughout a room without worrying about unsightly cables crossing the floor.

Full HD 3D Camcorder


Completing Panasonic’s 3D solution offer is the AG-3DA1 professional-quality, Full HD 3D camcorder. Panasonic 3D camcorder technology has already been used in major Hollywood films such as AVATAR and with the AG-3DA1 setup and transportation is simplified, making it ideal for 3D documentary and lifestyle filmmaking projects, live event recording and sports.

The lenses, camera head, and a dual Memory Card recorder are integrated into a single, lightweight body and the AG-3DA1 offers SD Memory Card recording.

23 CommentsLeave a comment

  • Hi in very interested in the 50 inch 3d plasma tv I have a yamaha reciever already that’s hdmi version 1.3 my question is if the panasonic 3d bluray player has two hdmi outputs can one be used directly to the tv and other to my yamaha and still get the full HD audio?
    Also in regards to 3d playback on a projector??? Any in the works
    can you display two 3d images at once with those two hdmi outputs if you had all hdmi version 1.4 equipment????
    Love your products!!!!!

  • HI James,
    Thanks for your interest 🙂
    In regards to the HDMI audio, it’s now even easier! 2010 Panasonic TV’s include an HDMI ‘Audio Return Channel’ (ARC) where the TV can send audio back up-stream to the AV receiver via the same cable.
    (google ‘HDMI audio return channel’ for more details.) We are not privy to a 3D projector in the works. Sorry.
    All the best,
    Team Panasonic

  • Hi

    Really looking forward to the Panasonic 3D TV’s to be released. Is there a date yet for when they will hit the stores? Also has a price been put on the 54inch?

    Cheers

  • i have a panasonic th 50pz700a tv with full hd and hdmi and vierra is this tv suitanle for 3d tv or dvd’s if not what do i reqire

  • I have a Panasonic 50 inch plasma TH-50p2700a with full hd and vierra link and 4 hdmi in puts and full surround sound what do i require for 3d effect on my tv
    could you answer my question on 3d

    many thanks daniel

  • Hi
    Looking forward to either the 58″ or 65″ 3D plasma!
    Was wondering what the difference are between the VT20 and the VT25 series. I notice the USA gets both, but we only get the 20? Also when are the larger sizes due for release in Aus?

    Cheers!

  • Very interested in Panasonics 3D TV’s. Are we going to see the 54 inch model released in Australia and also the V25 series models which are available in Amereica.

    Thank you

    Cheers Terry

  • I am wanting a 3D experience for TV channels, Blue Ray and, especially, Xbox 360. I’ve heard that Panasonic provides a great Xbox 360 3D experience. Is that true? Where can I purchase such a TV and in what price range?

  • Hi

    When will the larger 3D Plasma TVs be released in Australia and what will be the etimated price of the 65 inch version?

  • Hi Darren,

    These are due for release in September, pricing will be released closer to launch – keep checking abck for details.

    Many Thanks,

    Team Panasonic

  • Hi David,

    Our 3D TVs are the VT Series, you can purchase one from your electrical retailer of choice, our TH-P50VT20A is currently $3299 RRP

    Many Tahnks,

    Team Panasonic

  • Hi Terry,

    The 54VT20A will be released in September. Each market around the world will offer models with slight variations depending on the country. We do our best to deliver the specifications we believe the Australian consumer needs, we will continue to listen to our customers feedback on what they would like to see in our products.

    Many Thanks,

    Team Panasonic

  • Hi,
    Does the panasonic warranty for the TH-P58VT20A TV cover dead pixels?
    I’ve heard of people having issues with the first generation of 3D plasma’s having issues with dead pixels. They’ve recommended waiting until the second generation of 3D plasma’s to be released.
    Regards,
    Peter

  • Hi Peter,

    We are not aware of any issues with dead pixels, Our 3D panels are made in Japan to the highest quality standards as the same with all our other models.

    Many Thanks,

    Team Panasonic

  • Hi
    I have just ordered a 3d 65 inch plasma tv. I have been told today I should have waited as panasonic are bringing out 3d tv you can watch without the glasses. Is this true???

  • Hi Marisa,

    In order to offer the best picture possible 3D Eyewear is required. While 3D without eyewear is possible the viewing angle, cost and experience are not ready for commercial release.

    Many Thanks,

    Team Panasonic

  • Media Centre on my Panasonic does not pick up my latest recorded TV programs on my PC. Takes multiple days before they appear and not always consistent when they do appear. Can you provide a solution to enable these programs to appear immediately please?

    Regards,
    Peter