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Panasonic PZ850 Series | TH-46PZ850U, TH-50PZ850U, TH-58PZ850U

Panasonic Viera PZ850 SeriesThe Panasonic PZ850 Series isn’t just an ordinary Plasma series, it’s one of the first to be “web-enabled” aka Viera Cast, which provides access to some of the most popular website on the Internet today such as YouTube, Bloomberg and Google Picasa web album. This new flagship line should also be a hit with the videophile, with great specifications and featuring enhanced contrast ratios, faster response times (reducing motion blur) and deeper blacks.

The Panasonic Viera PZ850 Series will be available in June as the 46-inch TH-46PZ850U, 50-inch TH-50PZ850U, 58-inch TH-58PZ850U, and as the 65-inch TH-65PZ850U in August. All four sizes will feature a high quality 1080p Full HD plasma panel offering a 30,000:1, and quoted 1,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, along with 24p support and Panasonic’s Digital Cinema Color re-mastering technology which provides vivid and accurate colors. Panasonic Press

Panasonic Viera PZ850 Series

All four of the Panasonic PZ850 models are fully THX certified and support playback of a number of audio and video formats including h.264 (blu-ray format) from SD card slot, and include access to professional calibration software to get the very best performance. There is also a dedicated Game mode which minimizes the time delay when displaying game images, making the PZ850′s great for gaming. A very healthy four HDMI 1.3 inputs finish the series off very nicely.

Panasonic Viera PZ850 Series

  • TH-65PZ850U | $7,999
  • TH-58PZ850U | $4,299
  • TH-50PZ850U | $3,499
  • TH-46PZ850U | $3,099