|Panasonic Releasing a Thinner, Greener Plasma Line|
|Home Theater News Plasma HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Tuesday, 03 February 2009|
This is part of a bid by Panasonic to increase its combined sales of plasma and LCD TVs by 50% for the year beginning in April. This would take them to 15.5 million units for the year 2009.
Based on estimates from Panasonic, a 50-inch plasma that is about 1-inch deep and consumes 260 kilowatt hours of electricity per year would retail for about 600,000 yen, or $6,685 USD, and the 54-inch plasma would cost about 700,000 yen.