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Panasonic drops price of 103-inch plasma screen by $20,000

SECAUCUS, N.J. — Panasonic has announced that the 103-inch Plasma Full High Definition 1080p Display, the world’s largest Plasma commercially available, will now be priced at $50,000. When it debuted in December 2006, the made-to-order HD Display was priced at $69,999.95.

With widespread acclaim for its size and picture quality, Panasonic’s 103-inch Plasma has become the industry’s a popular high-impact large-format display for a wide range of commercial and home theater applications, from digital signage and entertainment, to high-end home theater, command and control and higher education. Since its debut, more than 6,000 Panasonic 103-inch HD Displays have been installed worldwide, far exceeding initial expectations.

“The combination of advancements in Plasma production technology and the tremendous worldwide success of the Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HD Display over the last two plus years have enabled us to increase production as well as efficiencies, and thereby make it available to a wider range of customers at a lower price point,” said Andrew Nelkin, president of Panasonic Professional Display Company. “When our 103-inch Plasma first debuted, it was a made-to-order product. It soon became obvious that in ultra-large screen sizes, nothing comes close to the Panasonic 103-inch Plasma in delivering crisp, clear, blur-free images in 1080p High Definition. Demand for the 103 exceeded our initial expectations, and its popularity continues.”

The Panasonic 103-inch HD Plasma Display has been installed in a wide range of high-visibility commercial applications in the U.S. including:
• NBC Network’s Sunday Night Football studio • NBC Network’s 2009 Beijing Summer Olympics studio • CBS Network’s The Early Show set • TNT Network’s NBA Playoffs studio • Sam’s Town Hotel & Gambling Hall (Las Vegas, Nev.) • Pechanga Resort and Casino (Temecula, Calif.) • The U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Inventors Hall of Fame (Alexandria, Va.) • New York’s City Hall (New York, N.Y.) • East Coast Malls (White Plains, N.Y. and Jersey City, N.J.)