Panasonic is giving away 30 products in 30 days on their Living in HD community site. You only have about a week left to win your choice of an MP-BD80 Blu-Ray Player, a 12.1 Megapixel LUMIX DMC-TS1 or a 16GB HDC-TM20 camcorder. Note that in order to enter the contest, you have to join the community with your email addy, a full profile and upload either a photo or video. This is a definite commitment.
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A few months ago, Panasonic released the amazing Lumix DMC-ZS3 digital camera, and we immediately took notice. After all, a point-and-shoot that features 10.1 megapixels, a 25mm ultra-wide-angle lens, and an astounding 12x optical zoom was certainly something that commanded attention. The camera also boasts a Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens and records high definition 720p video in AVCHD Lite format, at 60 frames per second no less. We were finally able to get our hands on one now that the Lumix ZS3 isn’t constantly sold out everywhere we turn, and we’ve put together a gallery of Panasonic Lumix ZS3 unboxing images to show off the camera itself. Our pal Nate True has been using it, and from all accounts, he loves it. You can pick up a Panasonic Lumix ZS3 at Amazon.
Take a look at Panasonic’s 10.4-inch notebook. Dubbed Let’s Note Light, the portable PC features a 1.4 GHz Intel 2 Solo SU3500 or Duo SU9400 Processor, 2GB RAM upgradable to 4GB, 64GB SSD, a 9 hr. battery life and both WiFi and Ethernet compatibility. Retailing for about $1,750.00, the R8 CF-R8WWLAJP is only available in Japan for now. We expect a holiday release as it will certainly be a contender with those specs.
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Panasonic has released the supposedly first portable Blu-ray Disc Player. The DMP-B15K has an 8.9-inch WSVGA LCD Screen, a PHL Reference Chroma Processor Plus, 2 1/2 hours battery life, a built-in LAN port and can playback photos. With its signature Viera Cast, it can handle Internet content such as Amazon VOD, YouTube and Google. Nice as the player looks, you might want to wait for the next generation, as the DMP-B15K will set you back $799.99.
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We’ve been playing with the Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX3 for a few days, and can’t deny how impressed we are. While we work on our Lumix LX3 review, we figured we’d hit you guys up with a quick Lumix LX3 unboxing gallery of the device. We’ve snapped a good 16 images showing you the Lumix LX3, along with everything else that’s included in the box. Our only regret? That we couldn’t use the Lumix LX3 to shoot the unboxing of itself. It’s that good.
Enjoy the gallery, and stay tuned for our review.
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We were hoping that the Lumix DMC-TZ7 camera Panasonic was offering was connected with the RED (Product) line since we couldn’t find another one, but it turns out that the company is offering a limited edition because their research found that hue to be a “favored” color choice. The hybrid cam, with Intelligent Auto Mode and LEICA DC Vario-Elmar Lens is also available in black, silver or brown. You can find them all at Panasonic’s e-shop for $399.95 each.
Since you are already buying Blu-ray discs for your home, maybe it is time to upgrade to Panasonic’s car entertainment system. Install the CN-HX900D dash-mountable device with its CD/DVD player, 40GB Windows hard drive, GPS, and Bluetooth and iPod/iPhone compatibility. Add to that a 7-inch 1280x720 display. Then you need a CYBB1000D for the kidlets in the back. Look for it to come out in the fall. No price has been released as yet, but we figure this one is going to cost a bit.
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Just saw that Newegg has a nice deal on the Panasonic VIERA TC-P42X1 42-inch 720p HDTV, selling it for $699.99 from now through 4/30. What we like about this set is that, for the price, you get a 600Hz set that has deep colors, and fantastic scaling technology for bringing non-native sources to 16:9. It sports a 30,000:1 contrast ratio, 3 HDMI inputs, and ATSC, NTSC, and QAM tuners. Take a look at the Panasonic VIERA TC-P42X1 on Newegg, and use promo code TV4211 to get the savings.
As always, you can find all sorts of Newegg coupon codes and deals on our forums.
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Panasonic has a new series of Dect 6.0 cordless phone systems. In addition to better reception and less interference, most of the phones have new features to convince you not to give up your land line. They include Talking Caller ID, Call Block, Silent Mode, and Choice Mail, which allows the user to call up a voicemail message by the contact’s name. The series also includes a 2.1-inch LCD on the handset with a large text display mode. Choose one to four handsets at prices ranging from $39.95 to $149.95. Check with Panasonic to see the entire line of new phones.
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We don’t see portable TVs much these days, probably because laptops can double as them most of the time. Panasonic has a new one with an HDR-like TV tuner. The TH-L17F1 has a 17-inch backlit OLED with an IPV panel and a 1366x768 resolution. But the creative part is that the device captures 4 different image qualities from four subchannels from antennas. By using Japanese Terrestrial Digital Broadcasting and this technology, Panasonic promises better picture quality.
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