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BARGAIN-PRICED TV SETS EQUAL HUGE LOSSES FOR THEIR MAKERS

May 14, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Those bargain prices for big-screen HDTV sets may be wonderful news for worldwide consumers, but they represent devastating losses for their Japanese and Korean manufacturers. Sony and Sharp have already reported record losses primarily attributable to cutthroat competition to unload a glut of inventory of those sets, and now comes Panasonic to report its biggest […]

CABLE MAY USHER IN 3D DVD’S

March 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Cable could pave the way for 3D DVDs. Currently most home video distributors have shied away from producing 3D Blu-ray discs given the small base of 3D television sets in homes today. For months last year it had been rumored that James Cameron’s Avatar would be released on 3D Blu-ray in time for the holidays […]

YOUR TV MAY SOON BECOME YOUR VIDEO PHONE

March 2, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

In the latest evolution towards TV-Internet convergence, Panasonic said on Tuesday that buyers of its new Blu-ray Disc players will be able to make and receive audio and video phone calls through it using the Skype platform. (In addition to the player, users must purchase a $99 camera that attaches to it if they wish […]

PANASONIC PRODUCING BIGGEST 3D SCREEN

June 10, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Japan’s Panasonic on Wednesday introduced a 3D plasma display measuring a whopping 12 1/2 feet across and featuring 4096 x 2160 resolution, providing twice the definition of the average digital 3D projector in theaters. The Osaka-based company said that the display, the largest 3D unit on the market, will become available in U.S. stores in […]

JOBS: APPLE TV IS STILL “A HOBBY”

June 2, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Apple chief Steve Jobs appeared to scotch persistent rumors that the company was planning to update its AppleTV settop box and go head-to-head against Google TV. Appearing at the All Things Digital conference in Palos Verdes, CA on Tuesday, Jobs said that the difficulty in marketing such a device prevents Apple from devoting much attention […]

PANASONIC HAS HIGH HOPES FOR PLASMA 3D TV SETS

May 26, 2010 by · 1 Comment 

Japan’s Panasonic Corp. is predicting that by the time its 2012-2013 fiscal year ends, 70 percent of its plasma TV sets will be 3D capable. In an interview with the Associated Press, Panasonic President Fumio Ohtsbo said, “3D TVs are becoming massively popular, not just in the U.S. but also in other regions. … There’s […]

ESPN, DIRECTV, AND PANASONIC GIVE BOOST TO 3D TV

March 30, 2010 by · Leave a Comment 

Hoping to resolve the chicken-or-the-egg dilemma when it comes to 3D television, ESPN is teaming up with DirecTV and Panasonic to deliver at least 85 live sports events over the next year on a dedicated 3D channel, ESPN 3D. ESPN will provide the coverage; DirecTV, the primary distribution; and Panasonic, the sponsorship. Each has a […]