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Panasonic might give up on Plasma TVs

Reports are circulating that TV maker Panasonic has halted the development of plasma TVs and is considering exiting the market altogether. Panasonic wouldn't be the first major TV manufacturer to exit the sagging plasma TV market, as Vizio threw in the towel on the segment back in 2009.
The move is part of Panasonic's plan to turn around its ailing TV business.  For its part, a Panasonic representative was more nebulous about the company’s intentions, stating, "We are considering a number of options regarding our TV business. But nothing has been decided yet.”

Panasonic announced in November of 2012 that it has plans to shed 10,000 workers by the end of March 2013. And last summer, Panasonic announced that it was teaming up with Sony to share costs and to collaborate on the production of next-generation OLED panels for TVs and other large displays. Many see OLED as the next big sreen technology in the TV industry. 

Source: Yahoo! News

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To Many LCD's and now..
By tng on 3/18/2013 9:54:17 AM , Rating: 2
The promise of OLED's.

Somewhere out there is a guy with a Pioneer Kuro that is weeping.

RE: To Many LCD's and now..
By JackBurton on 3/18/2013 10:44:37 AM , Rating: 2
Nope, the Pioneer Kuro owners have been smiling for almost 5 years now. :) The only worthy upgrade WOULD be an OLED set, more specifically, a large (70"+) 4K OLED set. That's the only thing I can see swapping out my 141FD for. ;)

RE: To Many LCD's and now..
By Spuke on 3/18/2013 11:53:53 AM , Rating: 2
Anyone that's happy with their purchase is going to be smiling.

RE: To Many LCD's and now..
By TakinYourPoints on 3/18/2013 9:15:13 PM , Rating: 2
Yup, had my 60" Elite Kuro since 2008, probably still the best monitor out there. :)

That said, Panasonics are actually getting up to their level of quality now. Not there yet, but damn close with calibration. Best of all, you're paying much less than you did in 2008 for this level of image quality. So good.

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