Panasonic continues their line of plasma TVs and went live with their 2007 plasma lineup in Japan. They announced their latest to the addition, the TH-42PZ700. It is a 1920 x 1080 resolution panel Plasma wonder. They missed the boat in the 58 inch segment which is a hit in the US but they have a bold idea of taking a 42 incher into another level. It will be the world’s smallest 1080p plasma TV when it reaches the market. Shipping will begin on 27th April for about $ 3,600 with side mounted speakers or $ 168 less for a normal single under panel speaker.
The Japanese models will also feature the new AVCHD playback direct from SD and SDHC cards to support their own line up of 3CCD HD camcorders. There is also a 50 inch version of this series which is bound for the US market. The PX70 series comes in various sizes ranging from 37 inch to 50 inches. It might be off the 58 inch segment in the market which is more suitable for large US living rooms.