Update March 1, 2011: Check out our cfor more information.
Thanks to a "well-placed source" who tipped off the HD Guru, pricing on Panasonic's entire line of 2011 plasma and LCD TVs has been revealed.
The timing of the leak dovetails perfectly with the expiration of "ships in time to arrive by the big game" offers by online retailers of.
Below we sum up the release dates and suggested retail prices of the new plasma TVs. It's worth noting that preorder pricing from retailer J&R has already shown up on CNET for some series, matching the leaked MSRPs exactly. Actual street/online prices will fall somewhat once these models, and TVs from other makers, hit more stores and competition sets in.
In addition to linking to previous CNET coverage of these sets from CES, we have also linked to the predecessor 2010 series, where applicable. If you're comparing pricing between similarly named 2011 and 2010 models--the 50-inch GT30 from 2011 lists for $700 more than the 50-inch GT25 from 2010 sells for right now, for example--be aware that the 2011 sets sometimes have more features and purported improvements in picture quality. That said, , and large price disparities are often difficult to justify.
: Flagship successor to the Editors' Choice-winning
Panasonic TC-P55VT30: 55 inch, available April, $2,799 Panasonic TC-P65VT30: 65 inch, available May, $4,299
Step-down THX-certified successor to
Panasonic TC-P50GT30: 50-inch, available March, $1,899 Panasonic TC-P55GT30: 55-inch, available March, $2,199 Panasonic TC-P60GT30: 60-inch, available April, $2,799 Panasonic TC-P65GT30: 65-inch, available April, $3,699
Loses THX but otherwise very similar to GT30; Panasonic's least-expensive 3D plasma.
Panasonic TC-P42ST30: 42-inch, available February, $1,099 Panasonic TC-P46ST30: 46-inch, available February, $1,299 Panasonic TC-P50ST30: 50-inch, available February, $1,499 Panasonic TC-P55ST30: 55-inch, available February, $1,799 Panasonic TC-P60ST30: 60-inch, available March, $2,399 Panasonic TC-P65ST30: 65-inch, available March, $3,299
Panasonic TC-PS30 series: No 3D; successor to
Panasonic TC-P42S30: 42-inch, available February, $799 Panasonic TC-P46S30: 46-inch, available February, $949 Panasonic TC-P50S30: 50-inch, available February, $1,099 Panasonic TC-P60S30: 60-inch, available March, $1,899
Panasonic TC-P42X3: 42-inch, available March, $599 Panasonic TC-P46X3: 46-inch, available March, $699 Panasonic TC-P50X3: 50-inch, available March, $799
Panasonic also provided pricing on six series of LCD and LED-based LCD TVs; check out the HD Guru's full post for details.
We will post reviews of select new models as soon as they become available to us. In the meantime, let us know in comments which ones most spark your interest.
Note: Prices on the 65-inch ST30 and GT30 models, as well as the 60-inch S30, have been updated since original publication to reflect new information we've received from a trusted source who requested to remain anonymous. We have also updated the VT30 to include pricing and availability provided by another, non-anonymous source.