CES 2013: Panasonic press conference live blog

Panasonic unveils its 2013 lineup of consumer electronics

  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 5:46:13 PM
    Hey, everyone...The CNET team is in the house at the Panasonic CES presser. It should be getting started in about 15 minutes, assuming they're on time.
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 5:48:12 PM
    Hey everyone! I'll be covering the Panasonic press event with Daniel.
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 5:50:18 PM
    May be old tech, but there's really only one thing I care about at a Panasonic press event: plasma. (Unless they show OLED?)
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 5:52:15 PM
    Everything has been revealed to us (under embargo). So while we'd love to spill the beans right now, we'll have to wait. But don't fret, Panasonic fans, it's looking good.
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  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 5:56:22 PM
    I see a sign that says "SmarTViera". Likely an update to Panasonic's Smart TV suite, which was already pretty good.
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  • Chris Bailey 1/7/2013 5:57:28 PM
    i am thinking we see some big 4k tv
  • Tom Howard 1/7/2013 5:57:41 PM
    Hoping for 1) Kuro level blacks 2) zero cross talk 3) fixed the VT50 niggles...
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  • Trevor Oestreich 1/7/2013 5:59:59 PM
    Wonder how the Panasonic vs Samsung plasmas compare this year.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:00:03 PM
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  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:01:05 PM

    CNET's Daniel Terdiman and Matthew Moskovciak getting ready to roll.

  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:01:23 PM

    The house fills up.

  • john.falcone 1/7/2013 6:01:44 PM
    We should be starting shortly.
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 6:01:46 PM
    Pretty sure Panasonic is using some of the same stock footage on their TVs as last year.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:03:27 PM
  • grimsrue 1/7/2013 6:05:46 PM
    Hoping Panny/Sony collaboration produces a slightly cheaper OLED. Doubt it, but here's hoping.
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 6:06:07 PM
    Packed press room, as always for Panasonic.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:07:44 PM
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 6:07:44 PM
    We're starting!
  • john.falcone 1/7/2013 6:07:45 PM
    Here's what Panasonic is up against: It's one of the Big 3 Japanese consumer electronics giants, but it's struggling. Here's a CNET News.com piece about that: The era of Japanese consumer electronics giants is dead
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:07:55 PM
    Here we go!
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:07:56 PM
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:08:13 PM
    Remember, Panasonic president Kazuhiro Tsuga gives the Panasonic keynote tomorrow.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:08:44 PM
    Now Shiro Kitajima, presdient of Panasonic North America marketing....
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:08:57 PM
    He says, Panasonic has overcome challenges in the past, and yes, these are challenging times.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:08:59 PM
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  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:09:17 PM
    Panasonic is committed to delivering products with a rich consumer experience.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:10:06 PM
    Speaking of TVs, he says, for 5 years now at CES, he has spoken of Panasonic's leadership role in redefining the home TV experience, that pioneered innovation.
  • sarahtew 1/7/2013 6:10:34 PM
  • Matthew Moskovciak 1/7/2013 6:10:37 PM
    Panasonic showing off its legacy of Smart TV innovation. Somewhat fairly -- they have a good suite of services.
  • Daniel Terdiman 1/7/2013 6:10:38 PM
    For example, in 2008, Panasonic created the smart TV category by adding IPTV....and each year, they've added more smart TV features.
  • Drew 1/7/2013 6:10:43 PM
    Hopefully they will announce some 4K tvs!!
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