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Friday, May 23, 2008

Panasonic VIERA PZ850

The Panasonic VIERA PZ850 is Panasonic’s first VIERA CAST Web enabled Plasma HDTV. The Panasonic VIERA PZ850 was first introduced during the CES 2008 and has been much awaited.


The Panasonic PZ850 is already 1080P full HD capable and comes in 46 (46PZ850), 50 (50PZ850), 58 (58PZ850), and 65 (65PZ850) inch models. Like many of Panasonic’s newly released HDTVs, the Panasonic PZ850 has an integrated SD card so you can easily view your pictures, and an H.264 codec which allows you to view HD videos from your camcorder directly through the SD card.

The Panasonic PZ850 has a native resolution of 30,000:1 and a whopping dynamic ratio of 1,000,000:1, 24p native reproduction, gaming mode, PC input, and four HDMI connections.

What makes the Panasonic PZ850 a much anticipated HDTV is the VIERA Cast Web which enables it to view content directly from YouTube, Picasa Web Album, and Bloomberg.


Though I don’t see the point of viewing YouTube videos on a 46 inch HDTV especially since most videos on YouTube are not high definition which will only make those videos more washed out and grainy, but still, it’s a nice add on specially since Panasonic is famous for making good quality HDTVs.

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