plasma TV

  • Panasonic officially owns Sanyo and boasts the world's largest plasma panel plant now

    Good news for Panasonic in the last 48 hours. The company announced yesterday that it now officially turned Sanyo into a subsidiary after acquiring a 50.27% stake in its smaller rival. The merger was in the making for several months, and Panasonic paid a whopping $4.4 billion to make it happen. So we now have Japan’s second largest electronics maker in terms of sales (Hitachi is still… Read More

  • Pioneer gives up: No more Kuro plasma TVs from May

    We covered the news that Pioneer shuts down TV production back in February and today Pioneer Japan revealed a number of details about their radical move [JP]. In short: There will be no more Kuro plasma TVs from May this year. Pioneer calls it quits after 12 years of plasma TV production. Read More

  • Z series: Panasonic to debut world's thinnest plasma TVs

    Panasonic has announced [JP] that on April 20 it will roll out the world’s thinnest plasma TVs in Japan. The company said it plans to release them at about the same time around the world (which remains to be seen). The TVs are measuring just 24.7mm in the thickest section. Read More

  • Sears is full of bull, plasma TVs do not need to be recharged

    Buying a plasma TV can be so frustrating. First, you as the informed consumer, know that plamsa TVs generally produce a superior picture verse LCDs but sometimes TV salesmen don’t agree. That being said, this guy managed to buy a plasma from Sears and turned down the $300 three-year service plan only to have the company call him a few days later to pitch the plan again. This time though… Read More

  • NEC technology identifies person's age and sex, delivers targeted ads

    NEC announced [JP] the development of an electronic advertisement delivery and face recognition system that makes it easier for companies to address customers with targeted ads. The company uses a newly developed plasma display (50 inches) that has a camera on top of it. NEC’s technology makes it possible to detect the age range and sex of a person standing in front of the display. Read More

  • Pioneer releases new high-end plasma TV in Japan

    Today Pioneer unveiled its new flagship TV [JP], which will go on sale in Japan at the end of this month. The KRP-600M marks the 9th generation of Kuro plasma TVs. The 60-inch display features full HD in 1920×1080. It comes with the following inputs: 1x video, 1xS-VHS, 1xcomponent, 1xDVI-D and 1xPC. An Ethernet connection is also available. Pioneer claims that compared to previous… Read More

  • Plasma TVs could be endangered in Australia

    In Australia, the land down under where everything is somehow deadly, the latest casualty just might be plasma TVs. As TVs get bigger and brighter, they naturally use more energy. Australia is on the cusp of adopting a new energy-rating system for electronics in a six-star system. Plasma TVs, however, wouldn’t make the cut. So the Australian Broadcasting Company is trying to either work… Read More