Panasonic Announces 2011 Plasma Dates and Pricing

Posted Thu Mar 3, 2011 at 09:00 AM PST by Dick Ward

The company believes plasma can make a huge comeback, starting with this year's sets.

The folks over at Panasonic are big fans of plasma technology, a TV tech that's on a strong rebound after a few really rocky years. In the fourth quarter of 2010, Panasonic plasmas were up 10 percent year-to-year. That's a number that Panasonic is hoping to beat with its 2011 plasma line.

The VT30 is the high-end model of Panasonics new plasmas. It comes in 55 and 65 inch sizes with pricing at $2,799 and $4,299 respectively. In all, Panasonic is offering 12 plasmas that handle 1080p and 3D starting at a price of $1,099 for the 42 inch ST30.

Panasonic's S30 line is for those that want a 1080p resolution but don't need 3D added in to the mix. You can nab a 46 inch S30 for under $1,000 and $1,099 will get you a 50 inch set.

Those looking for the biggest sets at the lowest prices can check out the X3 line, which offers a 720p picture and a low price tag. The 42 inch X3 will retail at $599 while the 50 inch set comes in at $799.

Source: PR Newswire

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