Panasonic unveiled its new line of flat panel plasma TVs, including six new series of 720p and 1080p models that might have consumers saying, "What recession?" The two to-die-for lines include the new PZ800, a THX-certified 1080p line that includes a 24p cinematic mode and four HDMI inputs, as well as the even-more-upscale flagship PZ850 line, which features pro settings, four HDMI inputs, and even RS 232 control interface.
The PZ800 will available in 42-, 46-, 50- and 58-inch screen sizes, while the PZ850 will be available in 45-, 50-, 58- and a truly massive 65-inch panel sizes. These sets will feature a native contrast ratio of 30,000:1 for extremely deep black levels. Pricing has yet to be announced for these models, which will arrive in later this spring, but as with last year's step-up plasma models the extra cost is truly worth every penny.