Regarding value, Panasonic is well-positioned. The company’s sets are moderately priced, tending toward the high end, but the durable materials used in construction allow the set to have increased longevity. When combined with the companies self-manufactured display panels, which are often the highest-rated in any television, it’s easy to see why a Panasonic HDTV has virtually the highest value of any television set, regardless of its initial sticker price.
As mentioned above, Panasonic hosts its own extensive research and development labs where company technicians are busy developing the latest display technologies for the LCD panels that power most Panasonic HDTVs. This leads not only to higher quality, but to brighter pictures and longer-lasting display panels that outshine even the nearest major manufacturer. Panasonic’s vast research efforts are what sets it apart from the competition, and they’ve always enabled the company to easily take advantage of new markets and new ways of controlling and improving product quality.
Panasonic plasma HDTVs with CableCARD slots can accept a small card that allows you to receive standard definition and high definition digital broadcasts. No bulky set-top cable boxperfect for a wall-mounted plasma TV. Contact your cable company to find out if they offer this service in your area.
When it comes to Color depth, the Plasma screen offers the most vivid color and contrast than virtually any flat-panel TV. Panasonic 1080p capable plasmas match the most advanced Pixel Resolution and image-processing technology with an ability to beautifully reproduce fast-moving images. So every detail is rendered with amazing clarity, and all the action is delivered with unbelievable fluidity. 1080p also delivers amazing color reproduction resulting in impressive contrast and beautiful, natural colors. What you get is warm, accurate skin tones, deep blacks, gorgeous greens, breathtaking blues and vivid reds for color that's as rich and bold as life itself. GalleryPlayer allows you to enjoy the world's finest High Definition art and photography on your Panasonic HD plasma TV. Use the free GalleryPlayer Software to purchase and Download the images you like, and then play them on your Panasonic HDTV right from your PC. Sign-up is easy and free. Plus, you get a free collection of high definition images to enjoy right away in your home or office. Share your JPEG photos taken with a Lumix or any SD-compatible Digital-Camera on your Panasonic plasma using the built-in SD card slot. Simply insert the SD card, which is about the size of a postage stamp, into the SD slot on the TV and enjoy a photo slideshow with Photo Viewer. For added convenience, EZ Sync HDAVI Control lets you operate all of your Home Theater components by pressing a single button on your TV's remote control. 16 - 9 (Widescreen) Aspect Ratio G11 Progressive 1080p HD Plasma Display Panel Type Motion Adaptive 3D-Y/C Digital Comb Filter Two Full-range (L,R) Speakers, 20Watt (10% THD)(8ohms, 70Hz-17kHz) Integrated ATSC Tuners ATSC / QAM / NTSC Receiving System SD Card Slot, Photo Viewer Input Ports - 3 x HDMI (1 Front), Analog 2 x Audio Input (for HDMI), 3x Composite Video (1 Front), 2 x S-Video (1 Front), Audio Input (1 Front) (for Video), 1