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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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Good For Television, Not So Good For Computers
By jcddude on 3/18/2013 6:15:16 PM , Rating: 0
I tried to connect a computer up to a Panasonic Plasma for a customer of mine. I couldn't get it to run at 1920x1080. I ended up calling their tech support, who informed me that they don't guarantee that it works at all, so be happy with 1024x768.

By Marsman on 3/18/2013 8:50:55 PM , Rating: 2
Woohoo my 1st post.I have my pc connected to my Panasonic 42GT30A thrue hdmi & it's 1080P works instantly at that resolution.I love this Plasma the Picture is incredible colors are wonderfull it will be very hard to replace.So sad if Panasonic stops plasma they should stop when Oled is better than it not before.I Repaired tv's for the last 25 years & i have seen a lot of Pictues but this plasma has the best Picture i have seen.

By TakinYourPoints on 3/18/2013 9:22:00 PM , Rating: 1
I've had zero problems running my PC or laptop into my plasma, and I've had no problems running my laptop into other Panasonic plasmas

By johnsmith9875 on 3/18/2013 9:46:01 PM , Rating: 2
You should never use the VGA port as it will never support the full 1920 x 1080 resolution of the Plasma TV. Use HDMI or if you have DVI use a DVI to HDMI cable and you will get the full resolution.

By bigboxes on 3/19/2013 10:05:08 AM , Rating: 2
Not true. VGA does support 1080p resolution. The problem is with his (or theirs) graphics processor or what it outputs through their VGA port.

By jcddude on 3/19/2013 5:33:10 PM , Rating: 2
Actually, I DID connect with an HDMI cable. It just wouldn't work, at any refresh rate. Perhaps it was only a problem with this model, as I see others were able to get it to work.

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