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More plasma TV details than you asked for

Panasonic sells more plasma TVs than anyone, and in 2011 five series have been announced so far, each including as many as six different screen sizes. We've already covered pricing, availability, and basic features, so consider this slideshow the icing on the cake. It, along with its misc twin, consists of actual PowerPoint slides from Panasonic's presentation mixed in with photos and minimal commentary.

Back to the main Panasonic 2011 line show post.

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Technology summary

They changed the name from Neo PDP to Neo Plasma and migrated some improvements down the line.

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More efficient

The new panels can get brighter with less energy expended.

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Improved filter

A new screen filter is said to deliver better black levels in bright environments.

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Motion resolution

Panasonic says the new panels achieve even better motion resolution, but we doubt this improvement will be visible in most material.

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3D summary

A look at the company's claimed 3D improvements.

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Fast-switching phosphor

A headline feature in the 2010 VT25 flagship is now found on all 1080p 2011 Panasonic plasmas.

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Crosstalk reduction

Another technology boost is said to reduce 3D crosstalk in dark scenes. An engineer explained that one key change is firing the lighter subfields before the darker ones.

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ST30 series features

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GT30 series features

The only feature-related differences, marked in red, are THX, and extra inputs.

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GT30 side view

The GT30 is also thinner from the side...

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GT30 front view

...and has a narrower bezel around the screen...

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ST30 front view

...than the ST30.

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