Panasonic Japan 2009 Models Announced 3/Feb/2009

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    Panasonic Japan have announced the new Z, V and G series 1080p plasmas, as seen at the CES show in January.

    Top of the range Z series comes as TH-P46Z1, 50Z1 and 54Z1.

    V series is the TH-P42V1, 46V1 and 50V1

    G series is TH-P42G1, 46G1 and 50G1.

    They all have 4 HDMI, 40:000:1 contrast ratio and Picture-in-picture mode

    No sign of the entry level 1080p S series yet.

    V and G series available 1st March
    Z series available April 20th

    English version of announcements here, with pictures
    http://www.cdrinfo.com/Sections/News/Details.aspx?NewsId=24776

    More detail translated from Japanese.
    http://translate.google.co.uk/trans...h?q=%22th+p42g1%22&num=30&hl=en&sa=G&as_qdr=w
     
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    The power usage of these Neo-PDP panels is about 50% less, which should please lots of people (mind you this weather it's nice to have a warm panel in the room!)

    Interestingly the thinner V series (2") is heavier than the thicker G series (2kg heavier on the 42" size). Due to extra strengthening?
     
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    Also noticed that the V1 series doesnt have a 58" and 65" model as the USA do. Maybe they will be announced later?
     
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    They all have 4 HDMI, 40,000:1 contrast ratio and picture-in-picture mode, too.

    Edit: G range has three HDMI
     
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    Any news on pricing?

    When in Feb is the UK Panasonic launch press conference? Very keen on these sets!
     
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    Feb. 24th. No firm prices from USA or UK yet. Japanese prices are high, but they usually are.
     
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    Great news. Thanks. I'm supposed to move into my new house on the 24th so nothing better to celebrate an expensive new house purchase than a nice new shiny plasma on the wall! Three weeks to go.
     

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