Panasonic TX-42PX10
Panasonic's new 2009 Viera plasma TVs are now appearing for sale online, and we're promised our first review sample next week

The first models in Panasonic's 2009 Viera plasma range are now available pre-order for March delivery online, and we're promised delivery next Monday of our first review sample of the £699 TX-P42X10.

We're hoping to bring you an exclusive review here on whathifi.com next week, but in the meantime the first three models in Panasonic's 2009 range – the TX-P37X10, TX-P42X10 and TX-50PX10 – are available to pre-order from directtvs.co.uk for £599, £699 and £899 respectively.

We're still awaiting full technical details from Panasonic UK, but from what we've gathered so far, the UK X10 models have the following tech specs:

TX-P50X10 £899        * 50in HD Ready Plasma TV    * 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio    * 20,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio    * 1366x 768 Resolution    * 0.001 Response Time    * 100,000 Hours Panel Life    * Tough Panel as Standard    * V Real 4    * VIERA Link    * 100Hz Double Speed    * Progressive Scan    * TV Tuner - 1x analogue, 1x digital    * Integrated Freeview    * Teletext - 1000 pages    * Electronic Programme Guide    * Memory Card Reader    * V-Audio (w bass boost)    * Remote Control    * Lead Free Display    * 2 x SCART    * 3 x HDMI    * 1 x PC Input    * 1 x S-Video    * 1 x Component    * 1 x Composite    * 1 x RF

More after the break

TX-P42X10 £699     

    * 42in HD Ready Plasma TV    * 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio    * 20,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio    * 1,024 x 768 Resolution    * 0.001 Response Time    * 100,000 Hours Panel Life    * Tough Panel as Standard    * V Real 4    * VIERA Link    * 100Hz Double Speed    * Progressive Scan    * TV Tuner - 1x analogue, 1x digital    * Integrated Freeview    * Teletext - 1000 pages    * Electronic Programme Guide    * Memory Card Reader    * V-Audio (w bass boost)    * Remote Control    * Lead Free Display    * 2 x SCART    * 3 x HDMI    * 1 x PC Input    * 1 x S-Video    * 1 x Component    * 1 x Composite    * 1 x RF

TX-37PX10 £599

    * 37in HD Ready Plasma TV    * 1,000,000:1 Dynamic Contrast Ratio    * 20,000:1 Native Contrast Ratio    * 1,024 x 768 Resolution    * 0.001 Response Time    * 100,000 Hours Panel Life    * Tough Panel as Standard    * V Real 4    * VIERA Link    * 100Hz Double Speed    * Progressive Scan    * TV Tuner - 1x analogue, 1x digital    * Integrated Freeview    * Teletext - 1000 pages    * Electronic Programme Guide    * Memory Card Reader    * V-Audio (w bass boost)    * Remote Control    * Lead Free Display    * 2 x SCART    * 3 x HDMI    * 1 x PC Input    * 1 x S-Video    * 1 x Component    * 1 x Composite    * 1 x RF

We're booked on Panasonic's European press trip for February 24th-25th, so will bring you more details then.