September 23, 2022


PANASONIC ANNOUNCES PRICING AND AVAILABILITY FOR ITS AWARD WINNING 2011 PLASMA MODEL LINE

Plasma Gross sales Present Development, Pointing To Brilliant Future

SECAUCUS, NJ (March 1, 2011) – Driving the resurgence of Plasma HDTVs, Panasonic Company of North America, the business and know-how chief in Excessive Definition and Full HD 3D televisions, just lately introduced pricing and availability for its award successful 2011 Viera Plasma line-up. This announcement coincides with Show Search’s latest evaluation and conclusion that 2010 was an important yr for Plasma TV panels, with shipments rising on a 12 months/12 months foundation each quarter since This fall ’09. NPD additionally produced information exhibiting a progress in Plasma gross sales.

In a February 3, 2011 report – Quarterly World TV Cargo and Forecast Report, Show Search reported:

* This fall ’10 Plasma TV panel shipments grew 1% Q/Q (Quarter-Quarter) and 9% Y/Y
* After falling from 15.1 million in 2008 to 14.8 million in 2009, Plasma TV panel shipments jumped to 19.1 million in 2010
* Panasonic was a prime panel provider in 2010, with a 22% Y/Y (12 months-12 months) progress on a unit foundation

The report additional said that “Plasma TVs have been well-suited for shopper’s buying habits in 2010, offering probably the most inexpensive giant flat panel TVs for a lot of customers. As well as the robust business push for 3D TV helped, as some reviewers and customers concluded that Plasma TV had superior 3D efficiency in comparison with LCD TV, at the very least when it comes to flicker.”

Ken Park, Show Search Senior Analyst for Korea TV Market Analysis added “With 3D performance, Plasma can re-position itself as a long-lasting know-how within the TV business.”

The NPD Group additionally reported that Plasma gross sales have been on the rise. The Port Washington, N.Y. based mostly market analysis agency studies that the Inexperienced Bay Packers weren’t the one huge winners of the Tremendous Bowl: Gross sales of plasma TVs jumped 45% in models, and 11% in {dollars} throughout Tremendous Bowl week, in comparison with the identical interval final yr. About half of these gross sales have been of 50-inch plasma units, with a mean worth of $670, down $170 from final yr. The typical worth of 42-inch plasmas fell $100 to $451, based on NPD.

Panasonic’s 2011 Plasma line-up options TVs within the following display screen sizes- 42-inch class (41.6″ measured diagonally); 46-inch class (46″ measured diagonally); 50-inch class (49.9″ measured diagonally); 55-inch class (55.1″ measured diagonally); 60-inch class (60.1″ measured diagonally) and 65-inch class (64.7″ measured diagonally). Following on the crucial success of final years Full HD 3D Plasmas (named finest in present on the 2010 CES Conference), Panasonic launched three full HD 3D mannequin strains for 2011- the VT30, GT30 and ST30. As well as, Panasonic affords the S30 and V30 collection in conventional 2D 1080p know-how, for a complete of 19 Plasma screens out there in 2011.

Pricing & Availability

Full HD (1080p) 3D Plasma:

* TC-P65VT30 (65-inch class-64.7″ measured diagonally)-$4299.95-Accessible Could, 2011
* TC-P55VT30 (55-inch class-55.1″ measured diagonally)-$2799.95-Accessible April, 2011
* TC-P65GT30 (65-inch class-64.7″ measured diagonally)-$3699.95-Accessible Could, 2011
* TC-P60GT30 (60-inch class-60.1″ measured diagonally)-$2799.95-Accessible Could, 2011
* TC-P55GT30 (55-inch class-55.1″ measured diagonally)-$2199.95-Accessible March, 2011
* TC-P50GT30 (50-inch class-49.9″ measured diagonally)-$1899.95-Accessible March, 2011
* TC-P65ST30 (65-inch class-64.7″ measured diagonally)-$3299.95-Accessible Could, 2011
* TC-P60ST30 (60-inch class-60.1″ measured diagonally)-$2399.95-Accessible Could, 2011
* TC-P55ST30 (55-inch class-55.1″ measured diagonally)-$1799.95-Accessible February, 2011
* TC-P50ST30 (50-inch class-49.9″ measured diagonally)-$1499.95-Accessible February, 2011
* TC-P46ST30 (46-inch class 46″ measured diagonally)-$1299.95-Accessible February, 2011
* TC-P42ST30 (42-inch class 41.6″ measured diagonally)-$1099.95-Accessible February, 2011

1080p FHD Plasma:

· TC-P60S30 (1080p-60-inch class-60.1″ measured diagonally)-$1899.95-Accessible Could, 2011

· TC-P50S30 (1080p-50-inch class-49.9″ measured diagonally)-$1099.95-Accessible February, 2011

· TC-P46S30 (1080p-46-inch class-46″ measured diagonally)-$949.95-Accessible February, 2011

· TC-P42S30 (1080p-42-inch class-41.6″ measured diagonally)-$799.95-Accessible February, 2011

720P HD Plasma:

· TC-P50X3 (720p-50-inch class-49.9″ measured diagonally)-$799.95- Accessible February, 2011

· TC-P46X3 (720p-46-inch class-46″ measured diagonally)-$699.95-Accessible March, 2011

· TC-P42X3 (720p-42-inch class-41.6″ measured diagonally)-$599.95-Accessible February, 2011.

About Panasonic Shopper Electronics Firm:

Primarily based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Shopper Electronics Firm (PCEC), a market and know-how chief in Excessive Definition tv, is a Division of Panasonic Company of North America, the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Company (NYSE: PC) and the hub of Panasonic’s U.S. advertising, gross sales, service and R&D operations. Panasonic is pledged to follow prudent, sustainable use of the earth’s pure assets and defend our surroundings by means of the corporate’s Eco Concepts packages. Details about Panasonic merchandise is obtainable at www.panasonic.com. Further firm data for journalists is obtainable at www.panasonic.com/pressroom.



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