hi guys, not sure if this info has been posted, but here is a link from digital times on the px600 on performance upgrades over the px500 series, sounds impressive . cheers Mikehttp://www.digitimes.com/displays/a20060309PR204.html
Panasonic debuts PX600 Viera high-definition plasma TVs
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Press release; Rodney Chan, DigiTimes.com [Thursday 9 March 2006]
Panasonic, the brand name of Matsu****a Electric Industrial, on March 8 unveiled four models in its PX600 Viera series of high-definition widescreen plasma TVs.
The 50-inch TH-50PX600, 42-inch TH-42PX600 and 37-inch TH-37PX600 will be available in the Japan market on April 15, followed by the 58-inch 58PX600 on May 1, according to the company.
The Viera HDTVs incorporate Panasonic's new PEAKS (Picture Enhancement Accelerator with Kinetic System) Panel, new Deep Black Filter and upgraded Real Black Drive System, the company said, adding the TVs offer a 4,000:1 (10,000:1 contrast at maximum) in dark surroundings.
The new Viera HDTVs utilize 16-bit signal processing, displaying 50% more shades of gradation than the previous PX500 series, the company claims.
The new models offer the Viera Link, a single remote control solution for operation of home-theater components, it indicated.
"Our new plasma HDTVs offer excellent picture quality that has come to be expected for Panasonic TVs by discerning consumers," said Mr. Shunzo Ushimaru, director of the Corporate Marketing Division for Panasonic in Japan. "The Viera Link makes home-theater entertainment pure fun and enjoyable. The new HDTVs also inherit connectivity with other audio-visual devices via SD Memory Cards."
A model in Panasonic's new PX600 Viera series of high-definition widescreen plasma TVs
Photo: Company, March 2006