Panasonic launched its web-enabled PZ850 series of VIERA Plasma HDTV, with VIERA CAST, which provides access to the Internet. In addition to the TV’s Internet and SD Memory Card capabilities, the PZ850 series has a Pro Setting Menu, with an enhanced native resolution contrast ratio of 30,000:1; a dynamic ratio of 1,000,000:1, 24p native reproduction; Digital Cinema Color Re-Mastering (a technology that allows for accurate color reproduction essential for movies); and Studio Reference Mode (provides faithful reproduction of the subtle colors intended by film makers).
For the avid gamer, the PZ850 series also offers a Game Mode which minimizes the time lag when displaying game images on the Plasma screen. The addition of four HDMI connections and a PC input also gives users greater flexibility to connect peripheral components to the display.
Like all Panasonic VIERA Plasma HDTV’s, the PZ850 series panels contain no lead or mercury and deliver increased luminous efficiency and 100,000 hours of viewing time to half brightness (40+ years at 6+ hours viewing per day).