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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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RE: surprising
By degobah77 on 3/18/2013 2:05:56 PM , Rating: 2
My brush was for the market in general.

I've owned multiple plasma panels over the last 10 years, never had an issue with brightness in well lit rooms, and apparently the newest ones are even brighter.

But I'd assert that most people buy the cheapest, brightest looking TV in the store which is going to be an LCD in torch mode. Fine by me, just wish it wouldn't negatively impact the availability of what the rest of us prefer.

People are such dicks.


RE: surprising
By Spuke on 3/18/2013 2:49:50 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
Fine by me, just wish it wouldn't negatively impact the availability of what the rest of us prefer.
I don't know if I'd call them dicks LOL but I see your point.


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