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Old 06-12-2014, 11:53 PM - Thread Starter
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Can anyone help me figure out the last EDTV plasma Panasonic made?

I've been doing some research to try and find exactly when Panasonic stopped making their plasma EDTV's, as I'm looking to upgrade mine (specifically for 480p gaming, I've got plenty of HDTV's for other uses). I'm hoping someone here happens to be savvy on this topic.

The biggest problem I'm having is finding the equivalent consumer models for industrial/professional panels. I believe the last professional model they made was the TH-xxPWD8UK (37" and 42" are what I've seen IIRC). My best guess is that the TH-PDxx50u is the consumer version of the same TV, mainly because it's got the same contrast ratio and is listed as having an "eight generation plasma panel", but I'm not positive.

As for the last consumer model they released, it appears to be the TH-PDxx60u though I'm much less sure about this one. I pretty much just added onto the number at the end in an attempt to find the newest one that returned Google results; not exactly a scientific approach.

Can anyone confirm or deny any of this research, or have anything else to contribute? Any help would be appreciated!
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I've been doing some research to try and find exactly when Panasonic stopped making their plasma EDTV's, as I'm looking to upgrade mine (specifically for 480p gaming, I've got plenty of HDTV's for other uses). I'm hoping someone here happens to be savvy on this topic. The biggest problem I'm having is finding the equivalent consumer models for industrial/professional panels. I believe the last professional model they made was the TH-xxPWD8UK (37" and 42" are what I've seen IIRC). My best guess is that the TH-PDxx50u is the consumer version of the same TV, mainly because it's got the same contrast ratio and is listed as having an "eight generation plasma panel", but I'm not positive.

As for the last consumer model they released, it appears to be the TH-PDxx60u though I'm much less sure about this one. I pretty much just added onto the number at the end in an attempt to find the newest one that returned Google results; not exactly a scientific approach.

Can anyone confirm or deny any of this research, or have anything else to contribute? Any help would be appreciated!
The last 480p Consumer model was the 2006 PD60U series.

And IIRC the PWD8UK was the last 480p Pro model. The PW means it has a 480p panel, PH means 768p panel, and PF means 1080p panel - regardless of model year.

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The last 480p Consumer model was the 2006 PD60U series.

And IIRC the PWD8UK was the last 480p Pro model. The PW means it has a 480p panel, PH means 768p panel, and PF means 1080p panel - regardless of model year.
Good to hear, thanks for the confirmation! I didn't know they kept naming so consistent, especially since the switch between 7UY and 8UK really threw me off. Now I just need to decide between the consumer with the newer panel or the professional with the slightly older one...
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I didnt know they made Panny Pro 8UKs in ED. I thought the 7UY was the last.

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Yup, and I've actually been able to find some online. I have no clue if Panasonic is the way to go for old, large EDTV's, but at least I now know the best one(s) they made.
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