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The Consumer Electronics Show is always a big deal for HDTVs and the devices that plug into them, and the 2012 edition was no different. With the majority of households already owning an HDTV, manufacturers are pressed to convince you to upgrade, and are pulling out all the stops. We've got new dis...

January 16th 2012 at 3:46pm 0 Comments
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At Panasonic's press event here at CES 2012, the company announced and briefly showed off a device it called a Skype tablet, then promptly whisked it away before we could get our hands on it. Well, we swung by the Panny booth to see it up close and some more info on the thing. As you can see in t...

January 12th 2012 at 4:36pm 0 Comments
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Looking for a more comfortable web browsing and app using experience on your Panasonic Viera Smart TV? The company is looking to lend a hand with upcoming peripherals like the Viera touchpad prototype that we took for a spin here in Vegas. Compatible with the 2012 line of televisions that shar...

January 12th 2012 at 1:08am 0 Comments
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The leader in plasmas TVs keeps stepping up its game with 16 new 3D models for 2012 and one lonely 2D set. At the top of the line is the VT50 series -- 4 is unlucky in Japan -- featuring the new Infinite Black Ultra Panel with blacker blacks than the 2011 VT35 and 24,576 steps of gradation, which s...

January 11th 2012 at 4:47pm 0 Comments
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As part of our ongoing CES 2012 coverage we're stopping by the Panasonic booth to chat with Cali Lewis and John Burchette. Senior HD Editor Richard Lawler will be on the stream in just a few minutes, so check after the break to check out the video and chime in with any questions or comments via U...

January 10th 2012 at 5:26pm 0 Comments
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Flixster's nothing new; it's been available for iOS and Android for more than a minute, but earlier today Panasonic announced that it's bringing the movie app to its Viera Connect platform. In addition to helping you find the next Hollywood hit, the app gives owners of Panny's TVs, Blu-ray player...

January 10th 2012 at 3:24am 0 Comments
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Well, Panasonic's presser here at CES just ended, and we just got done getting handsy with the company's Toughpad tablet. As we reported back in November when it was first announced, it's a 10-inch Android tablet running Honeycomb that's built to absorb abuse (as illustrated when Panasonic's Shir...

January 9th 2012 at 8:39pm 0 Comments
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It's that time again, folks. Panasonic has (figuratively) taken to the streets of Las Vegas in a ticker tape parade that's full of press releases. As part of the announcement, the company launched three 3D Blu-ray players for home theater systems, four stand-alone 3D models and two traditional Bl...

January 9th 2012 at 8:36pm 0 Comments
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Ready for a bevy of new Panasonic TVs? 2012's lineup shifts almost entirely to LED, with 14 out of the 16 new sets using the tech. There's a metric ton of info packed into one release, but highlights for this year include larger IPS LED TVs and a 25 percent reduction in power consumption across the...

January 9th 2012 at 8:24pm 0 Comments