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CES: Panasonic makes 3D HD official with VT25 series of plas

By January 7, 2010Newswires

CES: Panasonic makes 3D HD official with VT25 series of plasma TVs
by David Katzmaier

Sony, Samsung, LG and Toshiba all announced 3D-compatible HDTVs at this year`s Consumer Electronics Show, but Panasonic has made the most noise about the technology. The company began touting an extra dimension at last year`s CES, and this year it has finally announced a shipping date for its first 3D plasma TV. Dubbed the VT25 series, it`s due in the spring of this year, and will be among the first 3D-capable flat-panel HDTVs available for sale in the US.

The set will include one pair of glasses–every other 3D set announced at the show, save , lacks included glasses–and like all other makers Panasonic will employ an active LC shutter system. The right and left lens in the glasses alternately darkens and lightens, too quickly to perceive, while the TV synchronously displays the corresponding right- and left-eye-specific images. The result is a stereoscopic 3D effect that, in the case of the VT25 mated to full-resolution 3D content, preserves all 1920×1080 (1080p) pixels for each eye. Hence Panasonic`s term "Full HD 3D."

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