Panasonic outs plasma 3D TVs with built-in HDDs and Blu-ray recorders

Total spec overkill from Panasonic today: the company just announced [JP] the world’s first all-in-one TVs that feature 3D capability and come with built-in HDDs and Blu-ray recorders. The devices are following four 3D plasmas Panasonic Japan has shown in recent months.

There will be two all-in-one 3D models, the 46-inch TH-P46RT2B and the 42-inch TH-P42RT2B. Both TVs boast the following specs:

  • full HD resolution
  • 500GB HDD
  • both TVs play 3D Blu-ray movies
  • full black panel with 5,000,000:1 native contrast ratio
  • 16×4cm×2 full range speakers
  • Skype support
  • Ethernet
  • DLNA support
  • VIERA Link
  • delivered with one pair of 3D glasses (TY-EW3D10W)
  • three HDMI ports

Panasonic plans to roll out the 3D TVs in Japan on August 28. But awesome specs come with a price: Buyers should be ready to pay $5,050 for the 46-inch model and $4,500 for the 42-incher. Panasonic hasn’t said anything about international sales plans yet.