Panasonic has announced the availability of its web-enabled PZ850 series of Viera Plasma HDTVs in the States.
The now flagship line offers "VIERA CAST" which gives access to what Panny describes as some of the most popular content sites on the internet today – YouTube, Google's Picasa Web Album and Bloomberg.
As well as the internet functionality the range has an SD card slot and compatibility with the H.264 codec for displaying vids from your HD camcorder, as well as still images.
There's four HDMI connections, a PC input and hook up with Viera LINK. Specs comes in at a native resolution contrast ratio of 30,000:1, a dynamic ratio of 1,000,000:1, 24p native reproduction, Digital Cinema Color Re-Mastering and Studio Reference Mode.
The range includes the 46-inch TH-46PZ850, the 50-inch TH-50PZ850, the 58-inch TH-58PZ850 and the 65-inch TH-65PZ850 with pricing at $3000 for the smallest model and $8000 for the biggest.