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.
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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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Nintendo has teamed with Panasonic Medical Solution, Hitachi and NEC to create an extra feature to Wii Fit. The add-on allows users to forward personal health data to a professional who will advise a better way to keep in shape and improve your BMI. The service is planned for April of this year in Japan. We figure that if you have Wii Fit and play with it every day, you are already halfway there.
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Take a look at Panasonic’s new compact LUMIX DMC-TS1. The rugged digital cam is water, shock and dustproof, and has AVCHD Lite High Definition video recording capability. It also features a 12.1 megapixel resolution, a 4.6 optical zoom and a 28mm wide-angle Leica DC Vario-Elmar lens. To keep the cam safe, it has rubber padding, reinforced glass and carbon resins inside the camera. The TS1 should be out in April in silver, green or orange for $399.95.
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MRM (Manufacturers Recycling Management) is trying to get us all to recycle our old electronics, taking away the need for disposing of your dead ones in the nearest dumpster when no one is looking. Joining Sharp Electronics Corporation and Toshiba America Consumer Products, Panasonic has now stepped up to create a nationwide program to recycle their goods. You simply drop off your unused products. It is available in ten states so far and they hope to expand to all 50 of them in the next 3 years. Look for further announcements in January.
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We have found another electronic staple that has gotten smaller. Panasonic has unveiled their Micro Four Thirds system camera, saying that it is the planet’s smallest. The LUMIX DMC-G1 has no internal mirror structure that is used in DSLR cameras so the size and weight has been halved. The camera’s flange back has been reduced from 40 to 20mm. The G1 will be available in the U.S. soon, comes in black, red and blue, and carries a MSRP of $799.99.
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Panasonic is preparing to release some new Toughbooks. Included is the F8, which the company calls the planet’s lightest 3G-ready notebook. With a weight of only 3.7 lbs., the 14.1-inch system features an Intel Core 2 Duo CPU, up to 4GB RAM, and a 160GB hard drive. It has the usual magnesium alloy chassis, flexible inner connectors, spill resistant keyboard, and the addition of a handle. Wireless options are also available. The company also has 2 more new Toughbooks designed for those who have a tendency to drop and/or spill. Look for them in November.
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Panasonic has joined the ranks of 22 other LiMo-compliant handsets. The FOMA P706ie will feature HSDPA networking support, 3G international roaming capacity, mobile TV support, and a 2 megapixel camera. They say it also has upgraded sound and voice clarifying features. The Linux-based mobile device will debut first in Japan. This is Panasonic’s seventh LiMo handset. If you would like to check the others, head over to LiMo’s website.
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