Panasonic has announced three new additions to its 3D TV lineup at its press conference here at the IFA trade show in Berlin. These are the first 42in and 46in 3D plasma models to become available.
The TX-P42VT20 and TX-P46VT20 use the same high-end panel technology, such as NeoPDP and 600Hz Sub-Field Drive, as found in panasonic's current top-of-the-range models the TX-P50VT20 and TX-P65VT20, which we've already established are superb sets. Also added to the range is the TX-P42GT20, which offers much of the same tech but doesn't come with any 3D glasses.
Speaking of 3D glasses, Panasonic has also bolstered its lineup with new lightweight frames and three different sizes (large: TY-EW3D2L, medium: TY-EW3D2M, small: TY-EW3D2S) with the lightest being just 38g - a reduction of 40 percent. They're also now rechargable over USB, rather than using replacable button-cell batteries, and will give 30 hours viewing from a two and half hour charge.
Also announced were three new home cinema systems consisting of two 5.1 surround systems, the SC-BTT755 and SC-BTT350, and a wall-mountable soundbar, the BFT-800. All in all, 3D's the word and it's one Panasonic is shouting from the rooftops.