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Panasonic Unveils Stunning Design Innovations And Cutting-Edge Features On VIERA® 2013 LED/LCD Models

LAS VEGAS, Jan. 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Panasonic, an industry and technology leader in High Definition and Smart TV technology, unveiled the new 2013 lineup of VIERA LED/LCD HDTVs that redefine the home entertainment experience and add simplicity and luxury to the home.  The 2013 VIERA LED/LCD product line achieves the ultimate in advanced design with outstanding picture quality, easy operation and enhanced connectivity and personalization options. For 2013, all Panasonic VIERA LCD models are LED.

"Panasonic's new LED/LCD models transform the home, creating not only the ultimate viewing experience, but the finest in design innovation, allowing the television to become the centerpiece of the home" said Henry Hauser, Vice President, Merchandising Group, Panasonic Consumer Marketing Company of North America. "We're committed to pushing the envelope in terms of form and functionality while maintaining our strong commitment to producing the most environmentally-friendly products."

The 2013 Smart VIERA LED/LCD line-up features:

My Home Screen – a personalization function that allows each user in the home to create their own personal home screen giving them quick access to their favorite content. ( 2013 VIERA WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series

Swipe & Share 2.0 – a connectivity enhancement that transforms the TV into a hub for streaming and sharing photo and video content seamlessly with Smartphone and Tablet devices.  Through Panasonic's proprietary VIERA Connect platform, users can transfer personal photos and videos from their Android or iOS devices directly to the large screen with a simple swipe of the finger and transfer them back to their smart devices the same way.  Swipe & Share also enables sharing of user-generated photos and videos that are on the large screen with other Android or iOS devices. ( 2013 VIERA ® WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series

Voice Guidance – an accessibility function that uses text to speech functions to verbalize text content as it appears on your TV.  ( 2013 VIERA WT60, DT60, ET60, and E60 Series)

Voice Interaction -- by simply saying a key word into the Smart VIERA Touch Pad Controller or Smartphone (VIERA Remote 2 App must be installed), the search result is displayed on the VIERA HDTV screen and also verbally read out. ( 2013 VIERA WT60 and DT60 Series)

Representing the latest engineering technologies, the 2013 lineup achieves the ultimate in modern design. Panasonic's enhanced IPS Panel technology delivers a wide viewing angle with almost no picture degradation.  Twice backlight scanning motion and improved contrast ratio with finer local dimming control contribute to crisp and superior picture quality with improved color accuracy.  4200 Backlight Scanning technology reduces motion blur and loss of detail in fast-moving images, along with 1080p resolution and dot noise reduction, each of the 16 models feature unmatched, vivid and true-to-life picture quality.

Committed to producing products that are mindful of the environment, Panasonic's new and improved high efficient LED/LCD panels reduce power consumption up to 15%. Panasonic's new LED/LCD models are Energy Star 6.0 certified. (except the VIERA 50-inch class and 39-inch class B6 Series models).

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