Panasonic's sexy Z1 plasma gets a price

Love ’em or hate ’em, thin TVs are hot and Panasonic’s flagship plasma finally got a price and it’s ’bout right.

The 1-inch thick plasma will hit retailers with an MSRP of $5,999 this coming June. Considering that the screen packs a 1080p picture and a native contrast ratio of 40,000:1, while being so damn thin, that price is good. Plus, you know that retailers will mark the TV down to a more affordable range so people can squeeze the TV on their already used credit card. HD Guru points out that the next compariable TV is the Sharp LC52XS1 which carries a price tag of $12,000. With this set leading plasma in the future, who said that plasma is dead? Oh, me.