Panasonic Introduces First 65" 1080p Plasma Also: http://www.i4u.com/article4077.html Also, see here Japanese articles with photos: http://plusd.itmedia.co.jp/lifestyle...5/news038.html http://www.watch.impress.co.jp/av/do...0825/pana1.htm What is amazing about this isn't only the picture quality this beast promises to deliver, it's the price. Panasonic has recently become super-agressive with their plasma pricing in an attempt to undercut competition, including competition from DLP/LCD RPTVS. Just last week they slashed their plasma prices by 1/3 or so. You can find some of their models going for 1/2 of what they were listed for only 6 months ago. Just this year Panasonic introduced their current 65" plasma, which was "bare HDTV standard" 1,366 by 768 pixels of resolution. It nonetheless produced some of the most amazing Hi-Def images I've seen. The new model is true 1080p, 1920 horizontal Å~ 1080 vertical resolution. And the kicker is that it will go for HALF THE PRICE of the current 65" model. About $9,000 US (no doubt to be found cheaper than that). That's a giant flat-panel, with great black levels, full HD resolution for significantly less than the best price I've ever seen for a big, bulky Sony Qualia 006 RPTV! (Don't get me wrong: I love the picture of the Sony Qualia too). The 1080p model is slated to start selling in November. Just thought some people might want to know. Cheers, Rich H.