Panasonic's plasma half-brightness rating upped to 100,000 hours
Panasonic is seriously feeling your pain, and the company has just upped the half-brightness rating of a whole slew of its new plasma screens to 100,000 hours -- a nearly 67 percent increase in lifespan. This means that longevity for the TVs jumps from 25 years for the current line, to 42 years for the new batch -- not an insubstantial figure. The models mentioned in the company's press release are the TH-42PZ700U, TH-50PZ700U, TH-58PZ700U, TH-50PZ750U, and TH-58PZ750U which you may have already seen when we spotted them back in March, but Panasonic has added another screen to the mix, the TH-65PZ750U: a 65-inch, 1080p monster which the electronics-maker says will be available sometime in September.
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