Ever dreamed of watching YouTube videos on TV? It is possible now, thanks to the new Panasonic VIERA PZ850 line of Plasma Internet-connected HDTV. As a bonus, you can also access Googleâ€™s Picasa Web Albums easily and seamlessly.
This is the outcome of the partnership between Matsushita Electric, the maker of consumer electronics under Panasonic brand, and Google. Donâ€™t get overexcited for you can only access those originally created YouTube videos and not those video clips from your favorite TV shows.
“This is the first time mainstream consumers will be able to easily enjoy YouTube videos from the living room with the enhanced quality of a fully integrated widescreen TV experience. YouTube is already a huge worldwide sensation, and Panasonic VIERA Internet-connected HDTV’s will greatly expand users’ entertainment options,” said Toshihiro Sakamoto, President of
Panasonic AVC Networks Company.
All you need to do is click a button on the remote control and it will automatically direct you to YouTube or Picasa. These HDTVs will be available in spring 2008. However, there is no word on the pricing yet.
Originally posted on January 8, 2008 @ 10:58 am