Panasonic is always a name you can trust when looking for a plasma television. The company announced in NYC today they’re 2007 plasma lineup along with pricing. These things were unveiled back at CES, but this is the first we’ve heard on pricing. Oh, and Panasonic also brings to the masses the first 42-inch 1080p plasma. That must be pretty awesome…right?

The usual suspects are all here. Whatever you’re looking for in a plasma, there’s a good chance Panasonic has it covered. The addition of a 42-in 1080p set is interesting. When watching that size screen it’s recommended you sit 7 feet away to get a “movie theater” experience. With a mid-size screen like that the eye can’t discern the difference between 720p and 1080p. It’s nearly a useless feature to have. The set does come with the increasingly standard SD card slot, along with a card with famous paintings on it. I guess so you can tell people you really appreciate Manet…or Monet. Whichever one painted those white flowers in a pond.

For the high-end user, later in the year some premium models will be out. The 750 series will include a Studio Reference Mode, which allows you to get the same color reproduction film editors have access to. A Pro Setting Mode lets the basic user professionally calibrate as well. Add onto that 3 HDMI connections and you’ve got yourself a beast of a television. It’ll cost you though, over $5k for the 58-in model.

Read below for a list of all Panasonics new sets:

TH-58PZ750U Limited Distribution: 1920x1080p resolution, Built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners, H.264 (movie playback) on SD, Studio Reference Mode, Pro Setting Mode, 3 HDMI inputs, EZ-Sync, Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating, Gallery Player, June 2007 $5499.95

TH-50PZ750U Limited Distribution: 1920x1080p resolution, Built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners, H.264 (movie playback) on SD, Studio Reference Mode, Pro Setting Mode, 3 HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating, Gallery Player, June 2007 $3999.95

TH-58PZ700U 1920x1080p resolution, Built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners, SD Memory Card slot, 2 HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating, Gallery Player, April 2007 $4799.95

TH-50PZ700U 1920x1080p resolution, Built-in NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuners, SD Memory Card slot, HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, New Cosmetic, Anti-Reflective (AR) Coating, Gallery Player, April 2007 $3499.95

TH-50PX77U 1366 x 768 resolution, side firing speakers, SD Memory Card slot, 2 HDMI inputs, EZ-Sync, Anti-Glare coating, Gallery Player, April 2007 $2799.95

TH-42PZ700 1366 x 768 resolution, side firing speakers, SD Memory Card slot, 2 HDMI inputs, EZ-Sync, Anti-Glare, Gallery Player, June 2007 $2499.95

TH-42PX77U 1024 x 768 resolution, side firing speakers, SD Memory Card slot, 2 HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, Anti-Glare coating, Gallery Player, April 2007 $1799.95

TH-50PX75U 1366 x 768 resolution, SD Memory Card slot, 2 HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, Gallery Player, March 2007 $2499.95

TH-42PX75U 1024 x 768 resolution, SD Memory Cardslot, 2 HDMI inputs EZ-Sync, Gallery Player, March 2007 $1599.95

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