Panasonic abandons plasma TVs

It was a good run, but the tech giant and former big dog in the home entertainment arena is calling it quits on plasma TV production.

If you’ve been considering a TV purchase for this holiday season, then drop what you’re doing, head to your favorite online or brick-and-mortar electronics retailer and scoop up one of Panasonic’s outstanding plasma televisions right now. Why the rush? Because Panasonic won’t be making plasma TVs anymore; and unless Samsung decides to carry the torch (which, sadly, is doubtful), videophiles everywhere are going to have nothing to buy until OLED becomes affordable.

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