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The End is Nigh?

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Spotted this article today:

http://japandailypress.com/panasonic-considering-an-end-to-plasma-tv-pro...

I really hope not. With affordable OLED some way off, it could be a few years before there's a TV worth buying again.

After auditioning ST50 and GT50 plasmas, I'd decided to wait and see what CES brings. Perhaps I should be grabbing a 2012 model while they're still available. Or maybe this is Panasonic's way of stimulating demand for 2012 models in light of further financial woes.

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RE: Th End is Nigh?

Ignore the typo in the heading (I'm sure the "e" was there when I clicked on post). 

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That would leave only Samsung and LG producing plasmas, neither with black levels as good as Panasonic's. If I could afford it (which I most certainly can't) I'd be getting a Panasonic TX-P65ST50 .....

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When I saw the title, I thought you were talking about this! doh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20764906

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strapped for cash wrote:

Ignore the typo in the heading (I'm sure the "e" was there when I clicked on post). 

 

On the top left of your post are a couple of tabs and click on the edit one. Then you can correct your spelling mistake!

 

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CnoEvil wrote:

When I saw the title, I thought you were talking about this! doh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20764906

In fairness the OP's is a bit more serious excellent!

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jjbomber wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

Ignore the typo in the heading (I'm sure the "e" was there when I clicked on post). 

 

On the top left of your post are a couple of tabs and click on the edit one. Then you can correct your spelling mistake!

 

Or you could just do this. Smile

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eggontoast wrote:

CnoEvil wrote:

When I saw the title, I thought you were talking about this! doh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20764906

In fairness the OP's is a bit more serious excellent!

True, I find the possibility of Panasonic ceasing plasma production in the very near future far more alarming.

Cno, without a link to the donkey cheese thread, other posters are missing key information... excellent!

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simonlewis wrote:

jjbomber wrote:

strapped for cash wrote:

Ignore the typo in the heading (I'm sure the "e" was there when I clicked on post). 

 

On the top left of your post are a couple of tabs and click on the edit one. Then you can correct your spelling mistake!

 

Or you could just do this. Smile

If there's a more complicated way, I'll usually find it!

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strapped for cash wrote:

Cno, without a link to the donkey cheese thread, other posters are missing key information... excellent!

"Key" might be putting it a little strongly....though I did find it mildly amusing, in a bizarre sort of way.  twisted

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Slightly old news, as most of the plasma capacity has already been turned over to other technologies, such as solar panels

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Andrew Everard wrote:

Slightly old news, as most of the plasma capacity has already been turned over to other technologies, such as solar panels

Perhaps, but I hadn't read anything suggesting the end of Panasonic plasma televisions might be quite so imminent. Maybe I'm not up to speed...

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CnoEvil wrote:

When I saw the title, I thought you were talking about this! doh!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-20764906

I thought the same for a moment, then noticed it was posted in "TVs and Projectors" section.  Smile

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strapped for cash wrote:
Perhaps, but I hadn't read anything suggesting the end of Panasonic plasma televisions might be quite so imminent. Maybe I'm not up to speed...

Agreed, this seems to be one of the better-sourced rumours (well, sort of...), but suggestions that the company may be considering pulling the plugs on plasma, or indeed quitting the TV business altogether, have been flying around for a good while.

Seems sad that less than two years ago Panasonic ran a European press trip to show off its TV technology and shiny new factories, and now appears to be in this beleaguered state

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strapped for cash wrote:

Spotted this article today:

http://japandailypress.com/panasonic-considering-an-end-to-plasma-tv-pro...

I really hope not. With affordable OLED some way off, it could be a few years before there's a TV worth buying again.

After auditioning ST50 and GT50 plasmas, I'd decided to wait and see what CES brings. Perhaps I should be grabbing a 2012 model while they're still available. Or maybe this is Panasonic's way of stimulating demand for 2012 models in light of further financial woes.

 

My advice is to buy now!  I am not sure people know how good the GT50 is.  I can't believe I only paid £1200 for it!    It has to be the best TV I have seen!  Every time I watch it I have a smile on my face.  I look at the other TVs and I don't even think they come close!  Smile  And some of them cost a lot more!  Don't miss out on this TV.  Perhaps someone else with it or WHF can tell you how good it is?  

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I was toying with the idea of replacing my current 2009 panny V10 with one of their newer models, does anyone think I would see a vast leap forward in picture quality ? I'd ideally be looking for a screen size of about 46"