Topic Title: Panasonic puts Plasma R&D on hold
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Production continues... but only in current models.

http://www.theverge.com/2013/4/10/4210556/panasonic-ceases-plasma-panel-development-will-continue-to-make-tvs

I've never really understood the attachment some people have to plasma displays, but I know people who love them and will be bummed out if they end up going away.  Canning plasma in favor of OLED seems strange though considering that most OLED displays on the market today are still tiny.



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Edited: 04/11/2013 at 02:21 PM by Mime
 04/11/2013 02:54 PM
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Agreed. Plasma is already banned in some places, like California, because of the insane power draw, and most people are going with an LED backlit LCD because of the lower cost and much longer lifespan compared to Plasma. It's been around since the 70s, it's time for Plasma to die an honorable death.

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I looked in to plasma tv's a couple years ago. The salesman finally gave me the answer I was looking for...longevity of the plasma tube. Though it had a warranty of one year..the replacement tube had no warranty at all. In other words, it would be replaced one time. The replacement cost was over $1000 with no warranty.



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