Panasonic announces new 3D line-up

Panasonic has announced a new lineup of 3D devices, ranging from compatible 1080p HDTV's to Blu-ray players. Panasonic is set to release their new 3D HDTV's, Blu-ray and now their new partnership with DirectTV to bring consumers an in-home true 3D experience.

Panasonic is also introducing a brand new 3D camcorder, said to launch at a reasonable price and within a reasonable time frame, April 2010. The new 3D camcorder hardware features two lenses to capture 3D for a true experience, without the need for specialized software to create the image.

3D display was finalized in December 2009, and already Panasonic is ready to launch their new 3D line-up and capable Blu-ray players. Panasonic's Viera home theater system will be available Spring 2010.

Panasonic and DirectTV is set to deliver true 3D experience right inside your home, with a free software update to some set-top boxes June 2010. DirectTV will make the biggest game of the year available for 3D, with MLB3D. DirectTV customers will get 3DHD channels by June 2010, with more partners to follow including: CBS, NBC, Turner, MTV, HDNet and FoxSports.

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I can't see how 3d will become popular. You have to wear stupid glasses just to view it, and I can just see that giving people headaches watching 3d. Its more of a selling gimmick in my opinion to jack up prices. I would think you would have to have a wall size tv for it to have any decent effect. But thats just my opinion.

3D TVs are 120+ Hz. Some people may think their current 120 Hz or 240 Hz TV may be compatible - the issue is that while many / most of those can display a picture at 120+ Hz just fine, they only have 60 Hz inputs. They are designed to enhance that <=60 Hz content, and not really display any of the new >=120 Hz content.

Im not sure how all this 3d Tech will take off, there not using the polerized glasses like they do in the real3d films. There using a shutter based technology which will actually introduce a flicker and darker screen. Becuase your viewing area for each eye has a shutter that is closing repeatedly.

Apprently you can't get the same picture that is used in a real3d becuase its using 2 projectors to show 2 images in one location. One being polarized in one way the other another way so that each eye sees a different image.

Kinda ghey if you ask me.

In regards to current TV's that are 120hz or higher its different. I believe with the new HDMI spec 1.4 that the tv's are TV 120hz now. Right now we have 120hz being used with a 60hz source. The new 3d Blu ray players will actually output at 120hz and the tv will display 120hz. Rather then the blu ray player outputting 24/60fps and the tv showing a duplicated 120hz picture.

Also kinda ghey since just bought a new 120hz sony. Oh well.

Nice, my dad just bought a new LG 42SL9000 (borderless LED LCD) after doing research for a new tv for over a year now. He'll probably be ****ed when he reads about all these new 3D tv's :laugh:

not that this LG is by any means a bad choice, I just know how much he wanted to get the best of the best at this moment XD

I doubt it, since the development of these TV's would have to predate the box office figures for that film.

A 3D camcorder sounds awesome.

carmatic said,
so much new 3d tech coming out all of a sudden... does it have anything to do with that Avatar film?

I think it was that 3D episode of Chuck that changed the electronics world forever.

Anyone know if this 3d capability is software driven? and will become available on current model plasma's/blu ray's?

timmmay said,
Anyone know if this 3d capability is software driven? and will become available on current model plasma's/blu ray's?

i think it may be possible to adapt the screens which have 120hz refresh rates and above to use 3d glasses...but i wouldnt count on that...

I will be honest, I would be very very surprised if existing tvs were able to be upgraded. Its not just the refresh rate thats the requirement generally.