Panasonic Opts to Stick with HD Sets Under 70 Inches

Posted Tue Jan 8, 2013 at 07:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

The company has decided to pass on the UHDTV trend for now.

While a good chunk of television makers have decided to start pushing ultra high definition sets, Panasonic has decided to stick with the kinds of sets that got them to where they are now. They're bringing Plasmas and LCDs, primarily of the 1080p variety.

Panasonic's new plasmas max out at 65 inches, while their largest LCD is 55 inches. They don't measure up to the 80-plus inch UHDs, but they definitely win out in terms of practicality. Your average consumer might actually pay for one of these.

Just because they're sticking with HD doesn't mean there's nothing new from Panasonic. The company has upgraded Swipe & Share to make smartphone and tablet interaction even easier, and they've added voice controls through a remote or your phone. They've also created the Touch Pen, which allows you to write on the screen Madden style.

Source: Engadget

Tags: CES 2013, LCD TVs, Plasma TVs, Panasonic (all tags)