It’s easy to get confused if you’re trying to get 3D set up in your home. There’s a lot to remember. Your television needs to be capable, your player needs to be capable, and of course, you’ve got to get those glasses. Panasonic’s made it a bit easier by creating a 3D home theater system exclusively for Best Buy’s Magnolia customers.
Wednesday, 10 February 2010
Over the last few months, people have been reporting that the black levels in their Panasonic plasmas had suddenly and sharply increased. Though initially the incidents seemed isolated, it appears that many of Panasonic’s 2008 and 2009 plasma television models are affected.
Panasonic recently announced that they'll be investing one billion dollars into development of green technologies for the home in order to appeal to an ever increasingly environmentally conscious consumer base. Pansonic’s president says that the new direction is due to a lack in company growth, especially when compared to the rise of Samsung.
The much anticipated decision by the California Energy Commission has been delayed two weeks until November 18th. Consumers, retailers and manufacturers will all have to wait a full fortnight for the vote on a highly controversial proposal from the California Energy Commission. This much maligned effort would put the kibosh on larger LCD and plasma displays.
From early on in the HDTV format wars, plasma has gotten a bad rap that just won’t go away. Early problems with burn in have resulted in wide spread misconceptions about the current state of plasma displays, and certainly resulted in a loss of sales for plasma television manufacturers. Currently, a trend towards energy conservation in California has pegged plasma televisions as wasteful and the result may be a ban on sales of plasma televisions in the state. The Plasma Display Coalition is looking to change that.