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Panasonic expands flat panel TV range

Dubai, July 4, 2009

Panasonic, the global industry leader in plasma and LCD televisions, has introduced an additional nine LCD and eight plasma high definition Viera TVs for the growing Middle East market in 2009.

Panasonic now offers enhanced unique features like ‘full-time full HD’ and Viera image viewer function for the playback of pictures and videos by SD card which the manufacturer claims to be the world’s first in a flat panel TV.

“The way people see TV in the Middle East has dramatically evolved, and our products are designed to match our customer’s changing lifestyles,” said Abby Thomas, senior manager, consumer electronics department, Panasonic Marketing Middle East.

“Panasonic is committed to making leading entertainment technology readily available to our customers.”

This year’s Viera models feature enhanced Viera image viewer function. The Viera image viewer (SD Card Link) is now a standard feature on all 2009 models. Consumers can watch instantly the pictures and videos they took, by simply plugging in the SD card into the TV.

It uses three easy steps: shoot, insert, and see. Consumers can now enjoy still pictures and videos at their fingertips, with a direct playback option on their Viera.

‘Full-time full HD’ is a unique development by Panasonic in their new Viera plasma models. Panasonic has improved motion image performance, contrast and colour reproduction to deliver a new level of picture quality to consumers. Now, when watching both still and motion pictures, consumers can enjoy ‘full-time full HD’ and enjoy clear, razor-sharp motion images, similar to the visual experience they enjoy at the cinema.

New NeoPDP display panels for all 2009 Viera Plasma TV offer exciting new possibilities in image quality. Twice the luminous efficiency of previous displays, the new NeoPDP is upgraded revised in three critical areas - material and processing, discharge gas and cell design and circuit and drive technology.

The aim of this advancement is to target a market share of 60 per cent in the plasma category.

New IPS Alpha panels, the so called next generation LCD panels, provide stunning images from a very wide angle. Using Panasonic’s In-Plane-Switching technology, viewers can now enjoy richer, vivid and more natural looking images in their Viera LCDs. These new panels have 1.5 times more transmissivity than conventional panels.

All Panasonic panels made in Japan, have a life of up to 100,000 hours, a lifespan of 30 years of viewing when watched eight hours a day. If you watch TV four hours a night, every day of the year, that milestone wouldn’t be reached for 68 years.

New mercury and lead free panels are only 1-inch thick with wider viewing angle of 178º.  All models come with an SD card slot and a motion and still images resolution of 1,080 lines.

Further developments have been made to the popular Viera Link facility, where you can use the Viera remote control to operate devices connected to a Viera TV via an HDMI cable. Viera Link is environmentally friendly too. It helps to save energy by automatically powering-down connected devices, switching then to Intelligent Auto Stand-By.

“The region is increasingly becoming tech savvy, customers are looking for a one-stop-solution to smart networking in their homes and our product does exactly that. Viera which is more than just a TV, allows customers to personalize the channel they are viewing and enjoy their favorite moments with family and friends while giving full consideration to the environment,” added Thomas. – TradeArabia News Service




Tags: Dubai | Panasonic | LCD TV | Viera | Flat panel |

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