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24 hours to go!!! – Guest Post: Panasonic Pavilion opening

February 11, 2010

Since I was riding along with the Olympic Torch Relay this morning I sent my dad Doug to the opening of the Panasonic Pavilion at LiveCity Yaletown.  This was a much better idea anyway as I don’t know all that much about televisions… but he does!!  Here’s his post: 

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Well a simple walk, in the Vancouver rain this morning was all I had to promise to be a guest blogger. It was easy to say yes because of the new 3D HD technology I would get to see.  Panasonic unveiled the Full 3D HD Theatre experience at the Winter Games LiveCity Yaletown site this morning. Mr. Takumi Kajisha, Managing Executive Officer for Panasonic Corporation, was in attendance to open the Panasonic Pavilion and introduce Panasonic’s 3D HD technology. Panasonic has been an Olympic partner since 1988 and has brought innovative visual and sound experiences to the Olympics and 3D HD is their newest technology. 

Mr. Takumi Kajisha and internationally renouned soprano Sarah Brightman. Ms. Brightman sings the Panasonic song "Shall be done."

The technology behind the 3D experience has come a long way since I watched my first (and only) 3D experience at the World Expo in Vancouver. The combination of 3D and HD makes this stuff work and that is all the techie stuff we need to know. 

Eisuke Tsuyuzaki - Chief Technology Officer Panasonic North America explaining their new 3D HD technology.

The Panasonic Pavilion provides two experiences, one Full Theatre and one Home Theatre and they will knock your socks off. Being able to watch a downhill ski race or a Canada vs Russia hockey game will be a totally new experience. You sense the speed of the downhiller and nearly fall out of your seat and a slap shot from Sidney Crosby will have your head pulled right down into your shoulders. The Home Theatre setup is comfy with couch etc. and the Movie Avatar is great to watch in 3D. So have fun trying them out and if you are interested in the Home Theatre experience you can pick one up at the release in April for about 5 to 6 thousand. 

One other thing to mention is that in addition to the 3D HD technology Panasonic will have 29 LED Large Screen Displays Systems at 15 sport venues so no one will miss a moment of the action. 

Enjoy the games and enjoy the Panasonic experience but sorry no popcorn for the movie experience. 

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Thank you merci to my dad for Guest Blogging!  And thank you merci to all of you for sharing! 

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6 Comments leave one →
  1. Bob permalink
    February 11, 2010 9:54 pm

    Andrea … What is the easiest way to get to the Pavilions?

  2. Tom permalink
    February 12, 2010 6:14 am

    You must be so excited andrea. I know I am now I’ve seen the torch for myself!

    • 2010vanfan permalink
      February 13, 2010 1:49 pm

      So lovely to meet you at the Opening Ceremonies Tom! I have my London 2012 pin on and really love it! Hopefully we’ll have another chance to meet while you’re here!
      Happy Olympics!
      Andrea

  3. Cathy permalink
    February 12, 2010 11:11 am

    Great job with the blog Doug!
    Hockey is going to get even better to watch on TV now…….. Fantastic! 🙂
    Go Canada Go

  4. Sílvia Guimarães permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:11 am

    I love you Sarah Brightman is beautiful, lovely, angelical, divine, talented woman is one Queen of and music classic and voice is angel kissis Sarah.

  5. Sílvia Guimarães permalink
    December 15, 2010 10:16 am

    Sarah Brightman is lovely, beautiful, angelical, divine, talented woman, is one Queen of music classic and voice is angel i love you Sarah kissis of Sílvia Guimarães admirin and fãn and Portugal.

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