Remember the old days of 3D movies?
Mine was probably some 20 years back when I went to the cinema with my parents. I remember the oversized 3D eyewear that’s made of paper frame and the dizziness that accompanied the unforgettable experience.
I even ducked when the military truck zoomed out of the screen and seemingly head to me on a collision course, it was awesome, I couldn’t stop talking about it for days.
Fast forward to 2010.
3D movies are aplenty, just this year alone pretty much all the animated movies are shown in 3D as well as traditional 2D screens. Then of course, there’s also Avatar, arguably the most successful 3D movie to date.
The journey doesn’t stop there, Panasonic now brings the 3D movie experience into your living room with the latest Panasonic VIERA 3D TV.
The VIERA 3D TV comes with Full HD, which in my opinion, is the only way to go if you’re looking to get a flat screen TV. Without 1080p, you won’t really enjoy the totality of what Blu-ray and other HD broadcasts bring.
Other than being Full HD, Panasonic also implemented the Blacker Black Panel on this series. With a native contrast ratio of 5,000,000 to 1 (as opposed to dynamic contrast, confusing? Wiki it), VIERA is able to recreate vivid details of fine textures even in very dark films. I can imagine rewatching Sin City with this, yums!
Furthermore, the TV also comes with VIERA Cast SKYPE TV, you can use it to make Skype calls at the comfort of your living room, how cool is that right?
As a result of these technological prowess, it is no wonder Panasonic is the winner of 2010 Best of CES.
In fact, Panasonic is a much larger player in 3D technology than other brands that focus solely on making electrical items. The company has a Hollywood lab serving as an R&R center and acts as consultants to moviemakers in creating the best 3D experiences.
James Cameron’s choice of camera & equipment in making Avatar were, well, Panasonic. That gives you a sense of Panasonic’s involvement in this area.
Go check out Panasonic VIERA 3D Full HD Experience event at Pavilion from 30th September, 2010 and try the 3D walkthrough, it is amazing!
For the technology savvies, here are some details that should be of interest to you:
- Full HD 3D Plasma with Frame Sequential Technology displays images at 120 frames per second (gamers should be familiar with fps)
- The High-Precision 3D Eyewear (the sexy thing above) with Active Shutter Control operates in synchronisation with the alternating images, creating crisp 3D moving images.
- Crosstalk Reduction Technology shortens the luminescence time between frames to create clearer 3D pictures without ‘double images’.
- Blacker Black Panel produces a dynamic contrast of 5,000,000:1 for extremely deep, rich blacks and vibrant colours – even when viewing in brightly lit areas
Well, you still need to be wearing a pair of 3D glasses to view 3D contents with VIERA, but look at the design of this thing. I wonder if it’s fine to be wearing them at the beach too? 😀