Panasonic hosted a pre-show press event at the Venetian today during which the company emphasized a few key areas of focus for the next few years. Centering on their “digital hearth” from last year, they touted a number of activities that centered on 3D and the Net.
They announced a new initiative to cooperatively develop a single 3D standard to allow full 1080P 3D content to be displayed on consumer devices. To point out that content was important, they had an extended video statement from Jim Cameron who is currently in post-production on Avatar. He noted the use of Panasonic screens in his current production and said he had recently seen their 1080P technology and was impressed that they were actively perusing an exciting new home delivery system.
They also showed system integration of Blu-ray players and televisions and revealed Web-enabled direct IP connections with YouTube and Amazon for video content. The service allows connection with their new Blu-ray portable player as a personal screen that is IP-connected to their video servers.
Panasonic also spoke of an extensive community involved recycling program that rolls out this year and expects to reach about 600 centers in the next two years.
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