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Panasonic TH-42PZ77, TH-50PZ77 | PZ77 Series

Panasonic TH-42PZ77Panasonic has introduced two new 1080p plasma HDTVs from their new PZ77 series. Currently available in two sizes, the 42-inch TH-42PZ77 and the larger 50-inch TH-50PZ77 are both full HD 1080p (1920×1080 pixel resolution) plasma display for the highest HD format and feature a high 10,000:1 contrast ratio for great colors and an anti-glare screen coating.

Connection wise the Panasonic PZ77 Series looks good with two HDMI inputs, 2x component, 3x s-video and 3x composite, and features EZ-Sync technology (HDMI-CEC) for controlling other home entertainment equipment from the same remote control. The PZ77 plasma’s also feature an “automatic pixel wobbling function” for anti-image retention (aka anti-burn in).

Both the Panasonic TH-42PZ77 and the TH-50PZ77 have very reasonable prices for full 1080p and large sets, especially the 42-inch model asking just $1,799.

Panasonic PZ77 Series

  • TH-42PZ7742-inches – $2,799
  • TH-50PZ7750-inches – $1,799