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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-panaplasma2009.jpg"></div>CES 2009: Panasonic presents 2009 plasma TVs

09 Jan 2009 | Rasmus Larsen |

Don't miss anything from CES 2009. See our <a href=/ces2009fair.php><b>huge CES 2009 section</b></a>.<br /><br />Panasonic have announced a brand new plasma line-up for 2009. Some of the series have similar names to the new LCD-TVs from Panasonic but all of the five following series are plasma models. Some incorporate the first generation NeoPDP design which should not to be confused with the new NeoPDP technology prototypes shown at <a href=/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229334977><b>IFA 2008</b></a>. We look at the new NeoPDP technology in another article soon.<br /><br /><b>Z1 Series</b><br />The flagship VIERA plasma in 2009 is the Z1 series. It has a super-thin one inch panel design and Wireless HD connectivity. <br /><br />One of the new features is the VIERA CAST web menu with the new streaming HD movie rental capability via Amazon Video-on-Demand. The VIERA Z1 will also utilize the NeoPDP technology and design that we <a href=/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229334977><b>mentioned and recorded in a video during IFA 2008</b></a>.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/panaplasmaz1-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/panaplasmaz1-2.jpg" alt="Panasonic TC-54Z1" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonic TC-54Z1</i></p><br />The Z1 series has very deep blacks according to Panasonic with a static contrast ratio of 40,000:1 as well as a 1080p motion resolution. <br /><br />Other Z1 model features include; 1080p resolution, a THX Certified Display, 600Hz Sub-field Drive and VIERA Link and VIERA Image Viewer for playing back digital still images and AVCHD videos recorded on SD Memory Cards. <br /><br />The Z1 series will be available in the summer of 2009 in the new TC-54Z1, 54-inch model.<br /><br /><b>V10 Series</b><br />The VIERA V10 series are slim, 2-inch thin plasma HDTVs with built-in tuners. <br /><br />The V10 series offer such Digital Cinema Color which helps to deliver movie-essential colors, full THX Display certification, and the VIERA CAST web menu with Amazon Video on Demand services. <br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/panaplasmav10-2l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/panaplasmav10-2.jpg" alt="Panasonic V10 series" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonic V10 series</i></p><br />The Neo PDP design has been integrated in the V10 series, too.<br /><br />V10 features 1080p motion resolution; deep blacks with a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1; 1080p motion resolution; 600Hz Sub-field Drive; VIERA Link, and VIERA Image Viewer for playing back digital still images and AVCHD videos recorded on SD Memory Cards. <br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src=pictures/panaplasmav10-1.jpg alt="Panasonic V10 series"><br><i>Panasonic V10 series</i></p><br />The V10 series will be available in 65-inches (TC-P65V10), 58-inches (TC-P58V10), 54-inches (TC-P54V10) and in 50-inches (TC-P50V10). The 50-inch model with one-sheet-of-glass design will be available in May 2009 and the remaining models will be available in the summer of 2009.<br /><br /><b>G10 Series</b><br />Panasonic will also release the G10 series – again with NeoPDP design.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src=pictures/panaplasmag10-2.jpg alt="Panasonic G10 series"><br><i>Panasonic G10 series</i></p><br />G10 series offer the same features such as 1080p resolution, deep blacks with a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1, 1080p motion resolution, 600Hz Sub-field Drive, as well as Game Mode and VIERA Link. <br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src=pictures/panaplasmag10-1.jpg alt="Panasonic G10 series"><br><i>Panasonic G10 series</i></p><br />The G10 series will be available in 54-inches (TC-P54G10), 50-inches (TC-P50G10), 46-inches (TC-P46G10) and 42-inches (TC-P42G10). The 42-inch, 46-inch and 50-inch HDTVs will be available in March 2009, while the 54-inch model will be available in May 2009. <br /><br /><b>S1 Series</b><br />The VIERA S1 Plasma series offers a broad range of HDTVs which also represent the first VIERA plasma series to feature the new NEO PDP designs. <br /><br />Key features include 1080p motion resolution, THX certified displays, VIERA Image Viewer. <br />Other features include 1080p resolution; a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1; 600Hz Sub-field Drive and a Game Mode. <br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src=pictures/panaplasmas1-1.jpg alt="Panasonic S1 series"><br><i>Panasonic S1 series</i></p><br />The S1 series will compliment the V10 65” screen size with its own 65-inch product (TC-P65S1). Other S1 sizes include 58-inch (TC-P58S1), 54-inch (TC-P54S1), 50-inch (TC-P50S1), 46-inch (TC-P46S1) and 42-inch (TC-P42S1). <br />The 42-inch, 46-inch and 50-inch HDTVs will be available in March 2009 while the 54-inch will be available in the summer of 2009.<br /> <br /><b>X1 Series</b><br />Panasonic’s focus in 2009 continues to be on high definition 1080p HDTVs but the VIERA X1 series represent a line of 720p plasma HDTVs which help Panasonic deliver on its promise to satisfy consumer demands for differing HDTV resolution options. The X1 series is the successor to the very popular PX80 series.<br /><br /><p align=center><img class="imgresponsive" src=pictures/panaplasmax1-1.jpg alt="Panasonic X1 series"><br><i>Panasonic X1 series</i></p><br />The X1 TVs offer a 600Hz Sub-field Drive, VIERA Image Viewer for sharing digital photos with friends and family and VIERA Link. The X1 series also feature native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 and a Game Mode. <br /><br />The X1 plasmas are available in a 50-inch (TC-P50X1) and 42-inch (TC-P42X1). This also means that the current 37PX80 looks like the last 37-inch class plasma from Panasonic.<br /><br />No word on prices yet.<br /><br />If you have tips or questions about the CES coverage or the new products please use <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/flatforums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14><b>this thread in the forums</b></a> dedicated to CES 2009.



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