Monthly Archives: March 2011

Panasonic TX-P42C3B Plasma TV Review

Although the entry-level Plasma TV market is largely LG’s domain, we’ve often been asked by readers to investigate one of Panasonic’s more affordable offerings. Logically enough, the first review of a 2011 Panasonic HDTV here on HDTVTest is of the first model to hit stores, the entry-level TX-P42C3B. This is an “HD Ready” (that is, not 1080p resolution) Plasma display ... Read More »

Panasonic TX-P42G30B & TX-P50G30B UK Release On Track Despite Quake

The first shipments of Panasonic’s 2011 range of Viera NeoPlasma displays into the United Kingdom will not be delayed by the earthquake and tsunami which devastated northeast Japan last week, according to our industry sources. The Panasonic TX-P42G30B and TX-P50G30B plasma HDTV sets are supposed to hit UK stores at the end of this month, and the schedule remains on ... Read More »

Samsung Dumps Infrared For Bluetooth On New Active-Shutter 3D Glasses

CEA may be trying to standardise the infrared (IR) protocol used in active-shutter (AS) 3D glasses so that they are cross-compatible between different 3DTV brands, but Samsung is already moving on to what it thinks is a superior method to maintain synchronisation between eyewear and transmitter. The Korean HDTV manufacturer has launched its 2011 range of active-shutter 3D glasses, which ... Read More »

Sky Offers Free HD Box To New Multiroom Users, But Monthly Fees Stay

British Sky Broadcasting (BSkyB) has unveiled a newly designed Sky HD box geared towards multiroom subscribers who prefer a device that takes up less space in their secondary rooms such as bedroom. For the moment, the UK’s largest Pay-TV broadcaster is making the box available for free to new Sky+HD customers who take up the Multiroom option. Sporting a polished ... Read More »