Capitol Begins Carrying Panasonic LCD TVs


Eagan, Minn. - Capitol, CE distributor for residential systems and light commercial contractors, reported it is offering Panasonic's new line of LCD displays that were originally announced during International CES in January.

The LCD line features no fewer than 15 FullHD 1080p LCD models, with 13 models featuring LED backlighting and seven that are 3D-capable, including three models in the ET5 series that are Panasonic's first displays to employ passive 3D glasses technology.

"Panasonic came into CES with both guns blazing, and now we're reaping the benefits of their ingenuity and unerring attention to consumer appeal," said Jeff Kussard, Capitol's strategic development director. "The company deserves a lot of credit for injecting a substantial amount of excitement into an established category. Every one of these models will appeal to end users who are ready to upgrade their displays or simply add a TV to another room in the house."

Panasonic's LCD lineup features larger screen sizes -- 47- and 50-inch models, up from the previous maximum of 42 inches. Two of the larger models -- the 47-inch TC-L47WT50 and 55-inch TC-L55WT50 -- are part of the advanced WT50 series of large-screen TVs.

The seven 3D-capable models are part of the ET5 series of products. Along with the three new passive 3D models, the three new ET5 displays feature 120Hz IPS panel and Viera Connect with built-in Wi-Fi and browser.

"Capitol is more than just a trusted distribution partner," said Peter Erdman, distributor and buying group sales VP, Panasonic Consumer Electronics. "The unshakable bond they share with their customers gives them tremendous insight into market needs. Their input is an invaluable factor in both our product design and go-to-market strategies. The new LCD line is inspired in part by the feedback they receive every day."


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