Panasonic Unveils 2012 Plasma TVs

Posted Mon Jan 16, 2012 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

Six new series are launching, only one of them lacks 3D.

Panasonic is launching a total of 17 new TVs this year, with sizes and features ranging from the entry-level to the high end.  Every single one of them packs a 1080p resolution, and all but one - the U50 - offers 3D capabilities.

At the top of the six different lines is the VT50.  You'll be able to pick up Panasonic's flagship in 55" and 65" sizes and you'll find everything you've come to expect from a high end television.  You get 3D capabilities, the Infinite Black Ultra Panel for dark blacks, built in Wi-Fi, Viera Connect for your internet apps and 2D to 3D conversion.

The VT50 also packs CALMAN calibration software and an ISFcc calibration mode so you - or someone who knows what they're doing - can get your set looking just right.  It also gives you 8-Train speakers with 3D Real Sound for more immersive audio.  Though if you're buying a top of the line TV you should really shell out for some speakers.

The VT50 and the rest of Panasonic's new plasma sets will be available this year though a specific launch date and price have not yet been set.

Source: Panasonic

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Tags: CES 2012, Plasma TVs, HDTVs, Panasonic (all tags)