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August 18, 2010

Panasonic launches lower price 3D TVs

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by Janet Harris

Panasonic’s latest 3D TVs for the US market feature 2D-to-3D conversion technology which the company previously said it wouldn’t use as it preferred Full HD 3D.

Nevertheless, the TC-P42G25 and TC-P50GT25 range of televisions do use 2D-to-3D conversion and are significantly cheaper that Panasonic’s VT20/25 series of 3D TVs.

The 42 inch version is designed for 3D gamers and has a list price of $1,699.95, while the 50 inch version’s MSRP is $2,099.95.

This does not include 3D glasses which come as part of the package with the VT20/25 models.

The TC-P42G25 and TC-P50GT25 plasma TVs will be launched in the US before the end of the year, but there is no news yet on UK availability.

It remains to be seen if Panasonic has forfeited quality in order to offer 3D TVs at a lower price, especially as Home Cinema Choice magazine recently reported Panasonic Europe’s TV chief Fabrice Estornel as calling 2D-to-3D conversion technology ‘second-rate’.

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