Panasonic buries rumors of plasma TV’s dying
A sure demographic of house theater connoisseurs has fretted for a couple of weeks over speak that Panasonic may finish plasma TV manufacturing and analysis — would viewers should resort to something so vulgar as… an LCD? No, Panasonic says. Regardless of earlier claims of frozen improvement, the corporate’s merchandising VP Henry Hauser is emphatic that there stays “room for additional enchancment” within the plasma realm, and that Panasonic absolutely intends to develop upgrades. The Viera ZT collection we noticed at CES shall be a launchpad for future work, in response to the chief. Hauser’s full assertion awaits after the break if there are any lingering doubts; for now, it seems that Panasonic values plasma’s distinct qualities as a lot as the subsequent basement film maven.
“Studies that Panasonic will not develop and manufacture Plasma HDTVs usually are not right.
“This week in New York Metropolis, Panasonic demonstrated the newest improvement of our gapless Plasma panel know-how in our 2013 Sensible VIERA ZT Collection Plasma HDTV. The know-how included into our ZT Collection Studio Grasp Panel would be the foundation for continued plasma show panel improvement and manufacturing. Whereas the Sensible VIERA ZT Collection introduces a brand new degree of Plasma image high quality, we consider there’s nonetheless room for additional enchancment and intend to proceed to analysis methods to take our Plasma know-how to even larger ranges the place it additionally has the potential to be utilized in our different Plasma collection sooner or later.
“VIERA Plasma HDTVs proceed to set the usual for image high quality and black degree excellence and the ZT Collection is one other instance of the continued capacity of Plasma to evolve and proceed to ship a greatest-in-class HDTV.”