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Panasonic Announces Award-Winning 2011 Plasma Line

Plasma Sales Show Growth, Pointing To Bright Future

 Well, we don't want to say we told you so but... On Ocotber 2, 2010 we posted a story entitiled "Plasma: The Myths Are Still Alive". It addressed mistaken beliefs about plasma flat panel performance. And now, we find out the following:


Driving the resurgence of Plasma HDTVs, industry technology leader Panasonic Corporation of North America announced pricing and availability for its award winning 2011 Viera Plasma line-up. This announcement coincides with Display Search's recent analysis and conclusion that 2010 was a great year for Plasma TV panels, with shipments growing on a Year/Year basis every quarter since Q4 '09.  NPD also produced data showing a growth in Plasma sales.
A recent report by research firm Display Search stated that Plasma TVs were well-suited for consumer's purchasing habits, providing the most affordable large flat panel TVs for many consumers. In addition the strong industry push for 3Di TV helped, as some reviewers and consumers concluded that Plasma TV had superior 3D performance compared to LCD TV, at least in terms of flicker. Ken Park, Display Search Senior Analyst for Korea TV Market Research added "With 3D functionality, Plasma can re-position itself as a lasting technology in the TV industry."
The NPD Group also reported that Plasma sales were on the rise. The Port Washington, N.Y. based market research firm reports that the Green Bay Packers weren't the only big winners of the Super Bowl: Sales of plasma TVs jumped 45% in units, and 11% in dollars during Super Bowl week, compared to the same period last year. 
Panasonic's 2011 Plasma line-up features TVs in the following screen sizes- 42-inch", 46", 50", 55", 60", 65" Following on the critical success of last years Full HD 3D Plasmas (named best in show at the 2010 CES Convention), Panasonic introduced three full HD 3D model lines for 2011- the VT30, GT30 and ST30. In addition, Panasonic offers the S30 and V30 series in traditional 2D 1080p technology, for a total of 19 Plasma screens available in 2011.
Pricing & Availability
Full HD (1080p) 3D Plasma:
• TC-P65VT30 (65") $4,299.95-Available May, 2011
• TC-P55VT30 (55") $2,799.95-Available April, 2011
• TC-P65GT30 (65") $3,699.95-Available May, 2011
• TC-P60GT30 (60") $2,799.95-Available May, 2011
• TC-P55GT30 (55") $2,199.95-Available March, 2011
• TC-P50GT30 (50") $1,899.95-Available March, 2011
• TC-P65ST30 (65") $3,299.95-Available May, 2011
• TC-P60ST30 (60") $2,399.95-Available May, 2011
• TC-P55ST30 (55") $1799.95-Available February, 2011
• TC-P50ST30 (50") $1499.95-Available February, 2011
• TC-P46ST30 (46") $1,299.95-Available February, 2011
• TC-P42ST30 (42") $1,099.95-Available February, 2011



 Panasonic P65VT30 Plasma



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