DLNA compatibility ensures the set can see Nas and PC sources automatically, and file compatibility is broad. AVCHD, MPEG2, AVIs and MKV wrapped content all played from my networked test file folder.
Viera Apps portal
As per usual, SRT subtitles were not recognised over the LAN, but they do read from USB flash drives. Audio support covers MP3, AAC and WMA, but not FLAC or Ogg. Album art and artist metadata were all correctly drawn upon.
I’ve got to say I’m impressed with Panasonic’s second gen IPTV portal. There’s a rich selection of useful IPTV services – BBC iPlayer, YouTube, Daily Motion, Acetrax and Cinetrailers – as well as access to the Viera Market, home of a growing catalogue of games and sundry diversions from third party developers. Some games can even be played using a standard USB games pad plugged into the TV, giving a console-like experience.
Back panel connections
Naturally, social media apps are provided, including clients for Facebook, Picasa and Twitter. Panasonic hasn’t yet worked out how to integrate these within the TV experience – for example, you can’t view a TV channel and Tweet simultaneously – but it’s a good effort. There is no open web browser though.
Next page: Picture performance
It may well work
lol. £130 for the glasses.. per person. NEXT!
has this fad not dead yet!
If you want 3d drama go to the theatre and watch a play. 3d tvs are a pointless piece of fluff
All that money
and they still can't integrate a wifi chipset in there?
(Ah; I see - the 'official' Panasonic dongle is an £80 'optional extra'
The modern version of the £19.99 USB printer cable scam...)
A family of four will have to find.........
............almost half the purchase price of the telly in addition to said price? In other words for an average family the real price of this tv is in fact over £1600? I have no complaints about this review in general (most informative and professional in fact) but I would ask that given you (I assume) take the price into account when you are grading the telly, do you really think that it is worth 80% when the real price for the average punter is in fact almost 50% higher than the manufacturers are claiming/pretending? Or to put it another way, given that it is not, in reality, a 3D TV without the glasses would one really have given it 80% as a 37 inch *2D* telly for which they are charging £1100? I am obliged to say that reviewed as a 2D TV I personally would not have given it more than 70% (max) at that price and no more than the same grade reviewed as a 3D TV *at its real price* of £1620.
I have to say that I am very cynical about the TV producers here, they remind me of the printer manufacturers - "cheap" printer and then they force you to open a major artery every time you buy cartridges! The claimed pricing of 3D TV is IMHO a deeply dishonest exercise.
Why no dual tuner with integrated PVR? A much more useful feature than 3D.