Panasonic enters CES 2010 having already demoed their 3D technology last year and ready to bring the first products to market this year as promised.
The first “Full HD 3D” VIERA Plasma HDTVs are due in store sometime this spring at price points yet to be announced. They will include the TC-P50VT20 and TC-P50VT25 in 50-inch class screen size (49.9″ measured diagonally); the TC-P54VT25 class 54-inch class model (54″ measured diagonally); the TC-P58VT25 class 58-inch class model (58″ measured diagonally); and the flagship TC-P65VT25 class 65-inch class model (65″ measured diagonally). All the models will be manufactured without mercury or lead and have a half-life of 100,000 hours (roughly 8 hours a day for 30 years).
One pair of “Panasonic 3D Eyewear” will be included with all Panasonic 3D sets. Additional glasses will be available separately but again, the price is not yet known. Collecting 3D glasses for multi-person viewing looks to be shaping up to a similar financial exercise as collecting controllers for video game consoles.
To play Blu-ray 3D titles, Panasonic will release the DMP-BDT350 favoring quality over quantity. The player is stacked with all the modern Blu-ray bells and whistles as well as THX certification.
Click the money shot of Panasonic’s 3D lineup below for a high resolution look.