Panasonic has showcased their flagship VT50 plasma TV model at the CES, but there are also a few more series in plans for this year.
Panasonic has no more than 17 new Plasma TV models for this year that have been spread across six product lines, including the GT50, ST50, XT50, UT50 and U50 as well as the VT50 series we’ve already covered.
Panasonic has probably the most complete offer when it comes to plasma TV technology, featuring different screen sizes and latest technology with each one of their models.
Panasonic GT50 Plasma TV Series
If you can’t afford one of the VT50 models this year, you can consider one of the GT50 models as the next best thing. These are also high-end plasma models featuring 3D capabilities, 1080p Infinite Black Pro, 2500FFD, 24,576 steps of gradation technology as well as 2D-to-3D technology.
The GT50 models will enable you to enjoy Panasonic’s active 3D technology and 3D real sound and make good use of the Viera Connect functionalities that enable you to connect wirelessly to your home network and enjoy content for Internet Streaming Services in the comfort of your armchair.
The Viera Connect functionality will also enable you to browse the web and make use of the social networking features coming with the newly updated service.
Panasonic ST50 Plasma TV Series
Panasonic’s ST50 series comes in four new large screen models, featuring sizes from 50 to 65-inch. The ST50 series stands out mostly due to the enhanced sound experience you’ll be able to enjoy with these models and the brand new addition of the 3D Real Sound functionality advertised by the company at the CES.
If you’re looking for a large screen TV that will also provide an enhanced sound experience, one of these four models in the ST50 series might be exactly what you’ve been looking for as they feature 8-train speakers and the above mentioned 3D real sound technology.
You’ll also get self illuminated panels with enhanced black levels with all of these models that are meant to offer peak performance for 100,000 hours. There’s a green side to these panels, as they contain no mercury or lead and won’t pollute the environment you and your family live in.
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Panasonic UT50 Plasma TV Series
The Panasonic UT50 line of 3D plasma TVs is yet another way to go if you want a quality large screen TV in 2012.
The four models in Panasonic’s UT50 series have been equipped with 3D capabilities and 1080p resolution, as well as 2D-to-3D conversion, so you’ll be able to watch your old movie collection in 3D using this feature.
There’s also support for Panasonic’s Viera Connect service and you’ll be able to access Internet Streaming services such as Netflix, VUDU or Pandora or browse the Internet on your UT50 Plasma TV. Further more, there’s also Bluetooth and DLNA capabilities for wireless streaming from other DLNA-enabled devices in your home.
Other connectivity features include two HDMI ports supporting 3D and two USB ports as well.
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Panasonic XT50 Plasma TV series
The XT50 series from Panasonic comes in two models and have been showcased as an affordable solution for those who want HD and 3D for a reasonable price tag.
What you’ll get is 720p resolution, 3D capabilities, IPTV functionality and a 600Hz field drive for enhanced contrast.
These affordable 3D options from Panasonic come in 42 and 50 inches and you’ll also be able to find 2D-to-3D conversion with both of these models and Online Movie support when you connect your XT50 HDTV to your home network via the built-in WiFi.
In terms of connectivity, both models come with two HDMI ports with 3D support and two USB ports, as well as WiFi and Bluetooth.
There’s no information about pricing or availability with these two affordable 3D models and we’ll have to wait until March most likely for their release.
Panasonic U50 Plasma TV Series
The Panasonic U50 series of Plasma TVs comes with just one model, the TC-P50U50.
There is no 3D coming with this model, you will only get a Full HD 1080p panel and 600Hz sub-field drive for crisp and clear picture. This one is a perfect option if you’re looking for the latest technology in 2012, but you can do without the 3D functionalities.
You will also benefit from the Viera Connect functionality that will help you connect wirelessly to Internet Streaming services, two HDMI ports and one USB.
There’s also a proprietary media player coming with the TC-P50U50.
These are the Plasma TV models coming from Panasonic this Spring. There’s no word yet about pricing or availability of these models on the market at this moment.