According to Matt Pierce, Marketing Manager AV at Panasonic Australia, the new Panasonic plasma TV still delivers the best TV picture quality in the world for the price, and I have to agree after seeing the new range on their stand.
According to Panasonic executives, the company is developing its own OLED television to rival the ones shown by LG and Samsung, with the TV giant admitting it did not have one ready to show off just yet.
Panasonic President Fumio Ohtsubo insisted that an OLED screen would be going on sale at a similar time to the Korean manufacturers' offerings.
"Unfortunately we weren't able to show one at the show this time, but we are certainly developing it," he told reporters at a briefing in Las Vegas.
"I can't say exactly when, but if Samsung and LG put theirs out this year we will try and make sure we are not too late," he said.
One of the really impressive plasma TVs on offer from Panasonic is the VT50 series which come as the 55-inch P55VT50 and the 65-inch P65VT50. The new Panasonic plasma TVs come as a single piece of wafer thin glass which gives the VT50 a style and beauty that is as good as any other TV shown at CES.
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Both models have Panasonic's "infinite black ultra-panel" technology which delivers some of the most impressive black levels ever seen on a plasma TV.
A specially-designed filter prevents external light getting in and distorting the image patterns.
The new TV comes with a "touch pad controller". This device is designed to make navigating around internet-based content a little bit easier. There are some hard buttons too, for accessing services like the new Telstra TV app and Skype.
The new Panasonic plasma technology has 24,576 steps of gradation, which means that images with subtle tonal changes between shades are clearly defined. The TV is also THX 3D certified, and is capable of converting 2D to 3D. 24p 3D is also smoothed, using Panasonic's new "3D 24p cinema smoother".