And so starts the beginning of the end of the plasma TV. Panasonic, one of the last television manufacturers carrying a torch for the AV enthusiast's preferred panel tech (and arguably the builders of the best plasma screens since Pioneer's own plasma demise), will cease production of plasma displays come December.
Simply not as profitable as the company's LCD line, and with OLED screens expected to be a consumer hit when (if, ever) they become widely available, Panasonic was left no choice but to call time on plasma. With deeper blacks and faster refresh rates than LCD, it's a sad day for home cinema fanatics. [TechRadar]