Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Panasonic 1080p 65-inch Plasmas by the End of Year

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Panasonic will announce on Thursday its plans on new 1080p plasma display. Current information suggests that company is going to start a worldwide marketing at the end of this year. This is the first 1080p (1920x1080) full resolution high-def plasma from Panasonic and I believe the first one to be available for mass market. The initial price is set to ~2.07 million yen (a bit more than US $18000) with continuous drop in price. The plan is to bring the price down to 1 million yen ($9100). The plant in Amagasaki, Hyogo Prefecture will be active next month, September 2005, with capacity of producing 3 million units per year thus enabling the company to drive the price down to planned target.
Quick googling did not reveal any other 1080p plasma displays. Another company that officially has announced plans for 1080p plasma display is Pioneer but, according to initial reports, product will be available in June of 2006 and there is no clear indication of diagonal size.

Related entries: Panasonic Announces Viera Series Plasma Displays

Source: The Daily Yomiuri

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