: Sneak peek at Panasonic's 2008 products


Jungle Monkey
2008-01-05, 06:25 PM
Check out the cosmetics of the flat panel at the top of the pic.



Taken from this website: http://www.panasonic.com/cesshow/index.html

polaris
2008-01-05, 06:48 PM
Whats the box at the bottom, blu-ray player? I went to the link and yeah it is.

Is that a released model or something we can expect to be a new model?

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-05, 06:55 PM
Other than the TV, everything else looks like current models. We just need to check back on monday to see whats what.

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-06, 06:57 PM
Here it is guys: Panasonic 2008 lineup of plasmas. Most interesting note is the introduction of a 46" plasma. As well as THX certification (Does that really mean anything anymore?), 24p support, and for their high end models they will be going to one sheet of glass similar to what Pioneer is doing.

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prModelDetail?storeId=11301&catalogId=13251&itemId=214667&modelNo=Content01062008124647947&surfModel=Content01062008124647947

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prModelDetail?storeId=11301&catalogId=13251&itemId=214668&modelNo=Content01062008125357900&surfModel=Content01062008125357900

http://www2.panasonic.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/prModelDetail?storeId=11301&catalogId=13251&itemId=215171&modelNo=Content01062008122716568&surfModel=Content01062008122716568

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-06, 07:05 PM
PICS!!

http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/viera/design_concept/img/image_back.jpg

http://panasonic.co.jp/pavc/global/viera/design_concept/img/image04.jpg

http://www.engadgethd.com/media/2008/01/ces-image-plasma-th-46pz800_sm.jpg

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20080106/CES_Image_Plasma_TH-46PZ80_540x511.jpg

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-06, 07:06 PM
http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20080106/CES_Image_Plasma_TH-50PZ80_C2_US_2_540x503.jpg

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20080106/CES_Image_Plasma_TH-46pz85_us_3_high_540x524.jpg

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-06, 07:07 PM
Specs:

http://i.i.com.com/cnwk.1d/i/bto/20080106/Panny_plasma_chart.jpg

kev604
2008-01-07, 01:03 AM
46" plasma to compete head to head with the 46" Samsung, Sony, Sharp LCD's. This should make things interesting. Also four HDMI ports on the PZ800!

Forgot to mention that the new design looks pretty good.

vanzant
2008-01-07, 01:58 AM
Can't believe there coming out with 720p televisions. 1080i models in 2006 nobody is buying them now. In 2008 the best they can come up with is 720p at a cheaper price..

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-07, 10:23 AM
Umm how are the two and only 720p models (same series just different size) the best they can come up with? The rest of their line is 1080p.

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-07, 03:32 PM
There were rumors of a 150" plasma and it turned out to be real.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.engadget.com/media/2008/01/panny-keynote-img_0717.jpg

More pics and info here: http://www.engadget.com/2008/01/07/panasonics-gigantic-150-inch-plasma-is-official/

vanzant
2008-01-07, 07:39 PM
Ya right, 1080p 24frames but the price won't go down like they should. You got a choice of 720p for a reduced price wow? I can go buy a 720p 2006 42" for that price they are about to come out with in 2008 except giving you more contrast..It's like GM coming out with the new camaro wow??? Panny just given me what i didn't want to see anymore. Maybe they should go back and make some Tau CRT television at 480i or EDTV for 2009..

"Umm how are the two and only 720p models (same series just different size) the best they can come up with? The rest of their line is 1080p."

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-08, 12:12 AM
LOL dude, your post doesn't really make sense. Where did they post pricing? How do you know the pricing won't go down?

What do you want? 65" 1080p, infinite contrast, 24p, THX, 12 HDMI for $500?

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-08, 12:47 AM
Looks like Panny is playing the slim plasma game too. These are expected to be released 2010.

http://www.engadget.com/photos/eyes-on-with-panasonics-1-inch-thin-plasmas/564430/

Jungle Monkey
2008-01-08, 07:05 PM
More specs and pics posted here: http://aving.net/usa/news/default.asp?mode=read&c_num=69630&C_Code=09&SP_Num=128


http://image.aving.net/img/2008/01/08/20080108174631140.jpg

http://image.aving.net/img/2008/01/08/20080108174631280.jpg

Silent Bob
2008-01-21, 02:28 PM
I saw some of this info briefly the other day and couldn't find it again for some reason. Thanks a ton for posting it for everyone to enjoy. Hmmm, now do I pull the trigger on a 58" 700 series or wait for the 800s????

lazyboy
2008-01-25, 11:50 AM
Awesome! Not enough changes in 2008 to make my 50PZ700 look like a thing of the past yet.

[CaM]Spoon
2008-01-27, 12:22 PM
Hi.
Im new here and in need of a new tv. My interest is in the 700 or maybe this new 800. I just had the sony xbr4 46" and had bad clouding which I couldnt stand!
So Im wondering are plasmas same bar as color and quality as the xbr or better?
Should i wait and get the 800? Also How much are these 50" 700 going for in Canada?
Thanks so much.
Great forum.

Skuce
2008-02-05, 08:18 PM
I'm really happy in seeing that 1080p/24 ability!!

gerrymcd
2008-02-28, 11:38 PM
I just noticed that the US site (panasonic.com) has pricing for these new models, which given the strength of the Cdn dollar may give some indication of cost (hopefully) for those of us in the GWN.

a few examples:
TH-50PZ85U
$2,699.95

TH-46PZ85U
$2,199.95

TH-42PZ85U
$1,799.95