Panasonic's plasma sets
get most of the attention, and perhaps rightfully so
, but it's actually the company's new LCD lineup for Japan that can help you make use of your woefully neglected SDXC
cards. In addition to compiling terrestrial HDTV footage on a standard external hard drive, the Panasonic Viera G3 and X3 can record to a new SD card slot as well, archiving up to five hours of 1080p footage on a 'standard' 64GB SDXC card. We put 'standard' in quotes because while that's presently the typical capacity for that particular designation of flash, it'll still cost you upwards of $200 to get in on the ground floor
, and that's a pittance compared to what Panasonic's charging for its own
. Who said magnetic storage was dead? If Tokyo's where you hang your hat, expect both the G3 and X3 series to hit stores near you in February of next year.