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NEWS: Panasonic product-release timeline - including UK model numbers and pricing

While Panasonic is updating its website, we're getting loads of questions about the release dates and model numbers of its new ranges.

So, we thought we'd do a rundown of the manufacturer's TVs, players, recorders and home cinema systems due from now until May.

We've added estimated pricing, too - but please note that in many cases these are pre-order prices that could be subject to change.

OK (deep breath), here goes....

TELEVISIONS (see overview story here)

  • TH-46PZ85B - 46" Full HD Plasma TV (due late April - pricing TBC, due in our test rooms tomorrow)
  • TH-42PZ85B - 42” Full HD Plasma TV (due early April - priced around £1300)
  • TH-46PZ80B - 46” Full HD Plasma TV (due May, pricing TBC)
  • TH-42PZ80B - 42” Full HD Plasma TV (due April - priced around £1100)
  • TH-42PX80B - 42” HD Ready Plasma TV (on sale now - priced around £850; arrives in our test rooms tomorrow; pictured below)
  • TH-37PX80B - 37” HD Ready Plasma TV (on sale now - priced around £700)TX-37LZD800 - 37” Full HD LCD TV (due early April - priced around £1200)
  • TX-37LZD85 - 37” Full HD LCD TV (due early April - priced around £1100; arrives in our test rooms tomorrow)
  • TX-37LZD80 - 37” Full HD LCD TV (due early April - priced around £950)
  • TX-32LZD85 - 32” Full HD LCD TV (due April - priced around £900; arrives in our test rooms tomorrow)
  • TX-32LZD80 - 32” Full HD LCD TV (on sale now, priced around £800. Read the test here)
  • TX-37LXD85 - 37” HD Ready LCD TV (due April - priced around £800)
  • TX-32LXD85 - 32” HD Ready LCD TV (due April - priced around £600).
  • Summer launch of Freesat models (June/July) - overview story here; more details to follow.
  • Summer launch of 50in 80/85 models plus remaining 800 series sets (see here for full line-up).

BLU-RAY PLAYERS

  • DMP-BD30EG - Profile 1.1 Blu-ray Player (out now, priced £350; tested in current, April issue)
  • DMP-BD50 - Profile 2.0 Blu-ray player (due ''late summer" - priced around £600. Pictured above)
  • DMR-EX88EB - 400GB HDD Recorder + ‘Freeview Playback’, Jukebox + Camcorder Link (due April - priced around £499)
  • DMR-EX78EB - 250GB HDD Recorder + ‘Freeview Playback’ & HDD Jukebox (due April - priced around £350).
  • DMR-EX768EB - 160GB HDD Recorder with ‘Freeview Playback’ (due April - priced around £280).
  • DVD-LS86EB - 8.5” Screen Portable DVD player with 13 hour battery life (due April - priced around £200)
  • DVD-LS83EB - 8.5” Screen Portable DVD player with 6 hour battery life (due April - priced around £175)
  • DVD-S54EB - DVD Player with HDMI, 1080p Upscaling plus Viera Link (due early April - priced around £100)
  • SC-PTX50EB - 2.1 Home Entertainment Centre (due April - priced around £350)
  • SC-PT860EB - Direct iPod Docking 5.1 Home Cinema; tall speakers (on sale now - priced around £350)
  • SC-PT560EB - Direct iPod Docking 5.1 Home Cinema; tall fronts, small rears (on sale now., priced around £300)
  • SC-PT467EB - Direct iPod Docking 5.1 Rear Wireless Home Cinema (due April, priced around £350)
  • SC-PT460EB - Direct iPod Docking 5.1 Home Cinema; small speakers (due April, priced around £250)
  • SC-PT160EB - Entry-level Home Cinema System (due April, priced around £200)
  • SC-BT100 - Blu-ray system (profile 2.0) with wireless rear speaker option; pictured below. Due 'late Summer', pricing frustratingly still TBC.

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