As a result of partnership between Skype and Panasonic, now consumers have an option to make voice and video call through Skype on VIEARA CAST-enabled HDTVs. Those TVs is scheduled for launch in Spring 2010 for unknown price. To make a video call, users need to install a unique Panasonic camera with built-in microphone that sold separately. No external box or PC required, just press a single button to activate VIERA CAST.
The new IP-based Panasonic Viera PZ850 HDTV is scheduled for retailing next month. This HDTV alows its users to access web such as YouTube, Picasa Web Album, and Bloomberg instantly without the need of computer. Available in four screen size (46, 50, 58, and 65-inch), the price of PZ850 series starting from $3,099.95.
While all of Panasonic VIERA HDTV sets can display digital photos via SD card, the PZ850 features H.264 codec making it possible to enjoy HD video content from your HD camcorder by simply inserting an SD Memory Card into the TV.