The new 3D plasma TVs from Panasonic are set to release overseas.
It’s been just over a month since we got to see Panasonic’s new plasmas for the first time and they’ve already got an announced release date. These sharp looking sets are slated for an April 23rd release in Japan, with a US release to follow.
Panasonic’s 50” 3D plasma model is called the TH-P50VT2 and appears to be the same as the upcoming TC-P50VT25 in the US. Its main feature, aside from the 3D of course, is the deep blacks and high contrast ratio. Panasonic states that the contrast on the new plasmas is an impressive 5,000,000:1.
The TH-P50VT2 sports four HDMI inputs and a range of SD inputs. Anything that goes in standard definition can be processed by the set and displayed in HD. You’ve got upscaling built right in.
The 50” TH-P50VT2 is set to sell for around $4,800 in Japan while the next step up, a 54” set, will be running $6,000.
Source: Panasonic (via Google Translate)