HDMI is a high-capacity interface that transfers High Definition pictures and surround sound in a single cable without compressing them first, ensuring no loss in quality. That means you can easily hook up a VIERA U2 LCD TV to a Panasonic Blu-ray Disc™ Player or a LUMIX digital camera via an HDMI cable and enjoy High Definition films – with a stunning picture and sound. The Panasonic VIERA U2 LCD TVs are equipped with two HDMI ports.
IPS Alpha Full HD Panel
Based on the next generation of Panasonic IPS Alpha panels, VIERA U2 LCD TVs provide the widest viewing angle possible with the least colour washout, even when viewed from the side.
Immerse yourself in the depth of sound provided from Panasonic's V-Audio Surround Sound technology
View Photos from your SD Card
It's easy to view HD images with the SD card slot. Watch and show your photos and motion images right after you take them. Simply insert an SD Memory Card into VIERA to display photos and HD videos on the large screen. An easy-to-see, easy-to-use thumbnail display has also been added. You can also enjoy special background music, slideshow frames and transition effects.
V-Audio Surround Sound
The Panasonic VIERA LCD U2 TVs are equipped with V-Audio Surround Sound providing in-depth sound-image effect by early reflection data, based on the actual room measurement which has been generated from a digital signal processor.
In Game Mode, quicker image response increases the enjoyment of video games when a game console is connected to the TV. What's more, VIERA produces the dark images in video games more clearly. This mode works with the anti-image retention (wobbling) function, too.
VIERA Eco Link
VIERA Link uses the control signals that are transmitted through an HDMI cable for automated functions. Just press the VIERA Link button on the VIERA TV remote to control your entire Panasonic components including Home Cinema Systems, HD camcorder and Lumix digital cameras.
In 2009 the VIERA Link concept has been further developed, providing you even more functions. For example, Eco Link which helps you to save energy by putting all connected Panasonic devices into sleep mode when they are not used.
Saving Energy with Eco Mode
As people become more aware about environmental concerns, the power consumption of their electronic products presents itself. To improve on the environmental impact of power consumption, Panasonic has introduced an Eco Mode as standard in most of its VIERA TVs. By activating the Eco Mode, a photo sensor measures the ambient light conditions of the room and the picture settings adjust automatically. As a result, the TV uses less power in darkly-lit conditions without any compromise of the picture quality.