Panasonic Introduces New 1080p 65" Plasma!

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  1. Rich H

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    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.
     
  2. Rich H

    Rich H Second Unit

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    Hmmm.

    I would have thought someone would have been interested in this development.

    Maybe all the plasma fans have migrated out of here since I last visited?

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  3. Neil Joseph

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    I had thought it would have been more money than that. This would make a nice secondary display in my home [​IMG]
     
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    Too rich for most of us.

    Thanks anyway.
     
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    Sounds very promising. That is one heck of a display for sure.
     
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    Very interesting, indeed. I almost feel like 65" is pushing the envelope of requiring a front projection setup. I understand that there are probably some uses for a 65" screen and some would love to have one, but if I ever reach the point where I want a screen exceeding 50 inches, I'm probably thinking frot projection. 65 inches is a lot of screen!

    Then again, it's be nice to watch the Superbowl on one of those without having to turn out the lights!
     

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