Items tagged with viera

It'll come as no surprise to you to hear that televisions are getting smarter. It's actually tough to find a big-screen set these days without some sort of Smart TV platform baked into it, and Panasonic's latest line is looking to one-up the others. Nuance's Dragon TV is being installed onto Panasonic's newest Smart Viera HDTVs, adding voice interaction in order to let users bark orders at their set. It's a new definition of lazy, but hey -- we won't tell if you don't. Now people can simply sit back and speak to find content, search the web, control volume and more, and with Dragon TV's text-to-speech, television content and options on the screen can be read aloud. Dragon TV is Nuance's unique... Read more...
Well, there's an app store for just about every major mobile platform out there, so why not an app store for televisions? It's actually a segment of the market that has been lacking for some time; there are TV app stores, but who is developing for them? In a bold effort to get their name out there and potentially entice developers to share their skills, Panasonic has launched a developer portal for their VIERA Connect platform. It's a public web portal that's designed to invite IPTV application developers to write applications for its VIERA Connect cloud-based TV service. The new portal allows developers to take advantage of quick response and rich multimedia HD expression capabilities of its... Read more...
3D has conquered the cinema, it's on the way to conquering 3D gaming on the PC, and after that, it's planning on taking over your living room. But what if you have no real interest in watching 3D content? If you're a gamer, there's still a chance to hook you, and that's Panasonic's plans with their newest 3D HDTVs. The company, at CES 2010, introduced a number of large-screen 3D televisions, but none were small and cheap enough to be impulse buys. We can't say that either of these two sets are cheap enough either, but they're certainly small enough for bedrooms. The new VIERA GT25 line includes just two models for now: the 42" TC-P42G25 and the 50" TC-P50GT25. Both have 1080p resolutions, and... Read more...
Panasonic has teamed up with NETGEAR to offer a wireless connected experience for Panasonic's line of VIERA TVs. Using the NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter, users will be able to access and stream online content to their TVs. The adapter uses NETGEAR's Push 'N' Connect technology which lets you connect a VIERA TV and wireless router with a push of a button. Once connected, Panasonic's VIERA Cast IPTV technology delivers Amazon Video On Demand, access to YouTube and Picasa, and more. NETGEAR and Panasonic Team to Deliver the Optimal Wirelessly Connected Experience for the Panasonic VIERA® Line of TVs NETGEAR N600 Wireless Dual Band USB Adapter lets consumers wirelessly connect their... Read more...
It's just a matter of time at this point: the whole world will be ditching the landline phone and Skyping before the next century. Not that we'll be around most likely to see if this pans out, but there's our wild stab at the future. Skype has already become to go-to choice for international calling, and it's already becoming a huge, important part of many smartphones. Now, Skype is invading the television, but considering that no current TVs ship with webcams built right in (or none that come to mind), Panasonic is crafting a stop-gap solution for video chatters until sets begin to ship with those cameras in the bezel. Those webcam-ready sets can't be too far out, but for now, you'll need one... Read more...