Panoramic

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Panoramic logo in GTA San Andreas, circa 1992.

Panoramic is a company featured in Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas, Grand Theft Auto IV and Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars, a parody of Panasonic.

Description

Like Panasonic, Panoramic manufactures general electronics, like televisions and mobile phones. Flat-screen Panoramic plasma televisions and DVD players can be found in both the Middle Park East Safehouse and Playboy X's Penthouse. There are also mentions on the in-game internet of a Panoramic mobile phone and on electronicwritingtablet.com, a Panoramic writing tablet called the HeavyPad is mentioned but it is said to have gone out of production. In GTA Chinatown Wars, the PDA used on the touch-screen is made by Panoramic.

In GTA IV, Panoramic offices can be found in Hatton Gardens, Algonquin; the building is easily recognizable as it has a large blue neon Panoramic logo at the top; there are also two Panoramic retail stores around Rotterdam Hill, Broker. Although no Panoramic stores or businesses appear in GTA San Andreas, it is one of the sponsors of one of the Hotring Racer stock-cars.

Products

GTA III era
  • Unknown Electronic Products (GTA SA)
GTA IV era
  • Panoramic TV (GTA IV)
  • Panoramic Heavy Pad (GTA IV)
  • Panoramic Mobile Phone (GTA IV)
  • Panoramic DVD Player (GTA IV)
  • Panoramic PDA(GTA CW)

Trivia

  • There are SCART connectors on the rear of Panoramic's flatscreen TV and DVD player as well as RCA connectors. SCART is a common audio/visual standard in Europe whereas RCA connections are favored in North America.
  • The DVD player appears to be coded for Region 2, which is correct for Western Europe but wrong for North America (where Liberty City is located), which is designated as Region 1. Also, despite using fictional companies in the GTA universe, the logos of two real-world companies appear on the rear of the Panoramic DVD player: Kodak and Microsoft, with the latter represented by the Windows logo.

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