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Panasonic announces VT20 3D TV series

Panasonic's first 3D-ready TVs unveiled in Munich

Panasonic 3D

Panasonic unveiled its first ever 3D-ready TVs at its 2010 launch convention in Munich today. The huge 50 and 65-inch VT20 series promises full HD 3D capabilities.

Panasonic VT20 3D Features

The two plasma VT20 models are the first from Panasonic that can display 3D images at full high definition (HD).

Using the frame sequential method, the VT20 models display 120 frames per second alternating between the left and right eye according to Panasonic. The company says when viewed through the included 3D glasses, the images are interpreted by the viewer as three dimensional. 

Panasonic claims that its NeoPDP plasma technology reduces overlaps between the two images, improving on previous 3D systems and resulting in a clearer final image. We will be testing the 50-inch version as soon as it launches, so we’ll be able to give you our full verdict on these claims.

Which? Technology Reasearcher, Jack Turner, was in Munich for the launch and said: ‘2010 will certainly be an important year for 3D TV, and it is clear to see that Panasonic have invested heavily in the new technology. With 3D performing well in the cinema thanks to films such as Avatar, Panasonic are no doubt hoping to replicate this success in the home TV market.’

Panasonic TV Reviews

For information on how Panasonic’s 2009 range of Viera TVs did in our lab tests check our extensive TV reviews. We put every television through an intensive 6 week test programme at our independent test lab.

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