updated 03:40 pm EDT, Thu March 29, 2007
Panasonic 2007 Plasmas
Panasonic this afternoon filled in the final release information for its plasma TV line for 2007, providing the first real upgrade to the displays since the PX60 series last year. In addition to seven previously announced models between, two new sets in the new PZ750U line are being released, Panasonic says.
Both the 50-inch TH-50PZ750U and 58-inch TH-58PZ750U will both match the 1080p native resolution of newer plasmas while catering to truly dedicated viewers: a Studio Reference Mode matches the same color palettes seen by professional film monitors, and a pro calibration mode will let hobbyists fine-tune settings usually hidden in technician-only controls. Either set will also sport three HDMI connectors when they go on sale in June for $4,000 (50-inch) and $5,500 (58-inch). A list of the remaining sets follows after the jump.
- TH-58PZ700U ($4,800, April): 58-inch, 1080p, 3x HDMI input, ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, SD card slot with H.264 video playback
- TH-50PZ700U ($3,500, April): 50-inch, 1080p, 3x HDMI input, ATSC/NTSC TV tuner, SD card slot with H.264 video playback
- TH-42PZ700 ($2,500, June): 42-inch, 720p, 2x HDMI input, SD card slot
- TH-50PX77U ($2,800, April): 50-inch, 720p, 2x HDMI input, SD card slot
- TH-42PX77U ($2,500, April): 42-inch, 1024x768, 2x HDMI input, SD card slot
- TH-50PX75U ($2,500, March): 50-inch, 1024x768, 2x HDMI input, SD card slot
- TH-42PX75U ($1,600, March): 42-inch, 1024x768, 2x HDMI input, SD card slot