Tag Archives: Panasonic

The New 4K TV Season: Panasonic

On the eve of launching its 2018 OLED TVs, Panasonic at last has added Amazon Prime to its selection of video streaming apps. It joins Netflix, Lightbox and the new-look Freeview On-Demand on all 2017 and 2018 models; Sky’s Neon continues to be exclusive to Samsung. Panasonic also is upgrading its Smart TV interface with […]

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Sony’s Stellar OLED TV to Launch This Month

Sony’s out-of-this-world 2017 flagship TV, the A1 OLED, goes on sale this month for just shy of $11,000. The company has yet to announce this but expect the groundbreaking 65-inch 4K model with a unique acoustic screen instead of conventional speakers to be in shops by mid-July. However, any hopes of the A1 being as […]

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4K Blu-ray Player to Cost $1.2K

Panasonic today unveiled New Zealand’s first 4K or UHD player, the UB900, which will go on sale this month for $1200. That may seem a steep price until you remember Panasonic’s first Blu-ray player cost $4000 when it was released 10 years ago. Samsung’s UHD player, which you can buy across the Tasman, and in the […]

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CES: Panasonic Shuns Ultra HD and Supersize Screens

Panasonic’s new flagship plasma TV is ultra flash but not Ultra HD. Unlike rivals Samsung, Sony and LG, which are betting on Ultra HD and OLED technologies to captivate consumers in 2013, Panasonic’s focus appears to be on exacting higher 1080p picture quality from screens no bigger than 65 inches. Today at CES it unveiled […]

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Panasonic’s First 3D Projector Due Here Next Month

Panasonic will release its first 3D home theatre projector here early next month. The AE7000 will retail for $5700 and will be Panasonic’s first new HD projector in two years. A lower-specified, 2D model also is due this year, the AT5000. Panasonic has yet to list the AE7000’s specs on its NZ website but there’s […]

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Best of CES Guide

The hi-tech mecca that is the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas has just wrapped for another year. Here’s a guide to some of the best coverage of new HDTV gear: Sound+Vision reported on “smart stuff from Samsung” that ranged from now Internet innovations to a fresh design that minimises the frame of a plasma […]

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Panasonic Unveils 2011 3D TVs

Panasonic today launched its 2011 range of plasma and LCD-LED TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. There will be 12 plasma models, including two new screen sizes, and the company’s first LCD-LED Full HD 3D models. At last year’s CES, Panasonic’s TC-P50VT25 (or the TH-P50VT20Z in NZ) was judged Best Product of […]

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Philips Tops Top TVs of 2010

Trusted Reviews has judged the best TV of 2010 to be one you can’t buy in New Zealand: Philips’ ultra-wide LED model, the 58PFL9955H Cinema 21:9. Runner-up was Panasonic’s 3D plasma series, with an LED model from LG and a Samsung LCD TV rounding out the top five. Sony’s best placing was eighth, for its […]

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Panasonic’s First 3D Projector Due 3Q

Traditionally Panasonic overhauls its home cinema projector range annually. But this year the 1080p model, the AE4000E, will have a shelf life of two years. It came out in late 2009 and will continue to be the company’s consumer flagship until the third quarter, when Panasonic will launch two 1080p successors and discontinue its 720p […]

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Panasonic Has More 3D TVs Comin’ at Ya’!

Having just released a $10,000, 65-inch 3D plasma TV in limited quantities, Panasonic hopes to make the technology more affordable with its first 42-inch model. The TH-P42GT20Z will go on sale for $2699 on December 15. It will be bundled with a free 3D Blu-ray of Avatar, which Panasonic has licensed exclusively for the next […]

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