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Panasonic TX-P60ZT60 flagship plasma TV
While for the most part the CES did little to counter the growing feeling that plasma’s days as a strong TV force are numbered, there was also a sense that if plasma is indeed dying, it’s going to bow out in a blaze of glory.
Leading the last-ditch plasma quality charge was Panasonic’s truly outstanding P60ZT60. This 60-inch model marks a new ‘reference’ level of panel for Panasonic, and in a head to head demo with last year’s Panasonic VT50 range it produced a performance so powerful it rivalled the moment some years ago when Pioneer first unveiled its latest (and ultimately never released) KURO plasma screen.
Black levels, in particular, are almost unbelievably deep, despite pictures also looking both brighter and more colourful than they ever have before on a plasma TV. There’s also less noise than we’ve seen in any plasma screen since KURO.
Exact pricing information on the P60ZT60 isn’t available yet, but they should be around £500 or so more than the VT series one step down in Panasonic’s range. Panasonic is only bringing in a limited number of ZT60s from around May this year, though, so if you fancy one, we’d suggest you get your pre-order in now.
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