updated 12:45 pm EDT, Thu September 6, 2007
Panasonic 1080p plasmas
Taking its own turn at the CEDIA 2007 expo, Panasonic has announced two new plasma TVs, the TH-42PZ77 and TH-50PZ77. Measuring 42 and 50 inches, both are 1080p-capable, and have a 16,000:1 contrast ratio assisted by anti-glare coating. The sets further employ "pixel wobbling," which prevents image burn-in. Other higlights include two HDMI, two component, three S-Video and three composite video inputs, along with an SD slot for viewing photos. EZ-Sync support allows multiple pieces of hardware to be controlled with a single remote. The plasmas should ship later this month, at respective prices of $1,800 and $2,800.