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Any news or speculation on 2010 Panny plasmas?

PJS32000
01-05-2010, 08:14 PM
I know CES is right around the corner so some official news may come next week. I'm in the market for a 54" plasma but haven't pulled the trigger yet. I was curious when Panasonic's new models will start coming out and what differences may be coming this year. I thought I had read that sometime in March they may release the new ones but I don't remember where. Does anyone have any info regarding this?

CrAkD
01-05-2010, 09:11 PM
im in the same boat as you. about to buy a 54" plasma and now all I hear about is 3DTV so im a little gunshy now as well. Ill be ready to go in the next few weeks and any announcements that involve waiting til Q4 2010 are gonna kill me cause ive been dying to get this tv. However I may just get the old version anyway cause if i've learned anything in my technology addicted life its never buy new technology in its infancy. on top of paying a premium for being an early adopter your also a guinea pig for how long this technology is going to hold up.

PJS32000
01-05-2010, 09:54 PM
I have seen a Panny 3DTV and it was pretty nice, but I'm no videophile. According to their sales guys the prices will be on par with today's high-end HDTVs, ~$3k. I think they come out this summer.

That said, I'm in no hurry to buy one. Until there are a large number of 3D formats to watch on those TVs it really doesn't interest me. Right now you'll just have some 3D movies (which require 3D media player), and ESPN just announced the launch of a 3D network. That's all I'm aware of and it's not enough for me to even worry about it yet.

CrAkD
01-05-2010, 10:29 PM
true but I plan to have this new tv for 5+ years and im sure 3d will be huge 1-2 years into it. which makes it kind of burn. esp when their going to priced almost the same.

PJS32000
01-05-2010, 11:53 PM
Look how long it took for HDTV to become widespread. I'd be surprised if there are more than a handful of 3D channels 5 years from now. It will cost the networks money to convert and they aren't going to do it until the viewers and ad revenue is there to pay for it. I also think viewers will be somewhat turned off at the idea of wearing 3D glasses to watch TV in their homes. Purely speculation on my part, but I think widespread 3D is a pretty long way off.