Panasonic may have reported losses for 2008 but that doesn’t mean they will stop there. In fact, they may find the sailing smoother with their new V10 series which may make some noise in the AV industry.
Focusing on their Plasma TV line when everyone has shifted towards LCD technology, not many critics felt it was a wise move to focus on a dying line. But Panasonic seems to see something that others don’t and whether this was a wise business move or not will be seen in the months to come.
Stepping up from the G10 series, the 50-inch UK-model TX-P50V10 AVForums had on hand acquitted itself pretty well. The “sheet of glass” thin design looks nice, but it was the THX picture mode that saved the day. Despite the lack of image controls that videophiles love to tweak, the THX preset delivered very good performance right out of the gate; good enough that the reviewer gave it the nod over the G10 series.