Plasma Goes the Way of the Dodo

Bask in the big screen glow, and grow like mushrooms.

Bask in the big screen glow, and grow like mushrooms.


Are you shopping for a TV?  Of course you are.  Christmas is right around the corner.  Well I’ve got some good news and some bad news for you Yuletide shoppers.  The good news is that you’re going to be able to buy jumbo screen plasma TV’s for next to nothing, very soon.  The bad news is that they are no longer being manufactured.

Panasonic made a strong effort to push its plasma TVs this year — coming to CES in January with a fully refreshed home theater lineup — however the economics of plasma display production just haven’t worked out for the company. Though consumer demand is apparently still firm, Panasonic says that “due to rapid, drastic changes in the business environment” and price pressure from more affordable LCD TVs, the unhappy decision had to be made. That leaves HD enthusiasts with a few months to save up the money to buy a ZT60, the last in a proud line of beautiful TVs.

Probably for the best.  It’s only a matter of time before people plug their cable connections directly into their temples, or stream movies via bluetooth into their frontal lobes.  Television will literally rot people’s brains.


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