Samsung and Panasonic, along with Vizio and others continue to work on Plasma.
Here is Samsung's release:
SAMSUNG Launches High Performance Plasma HDTVs At CES 2009
on Jan 09, 2009
Electronics Trendsetter Delivers Energy Efficient and Wireless DLNA-compliant Plasma HDTV
LAS VEGAS, January 7, 2009 – Samsung Electronics America, Inc.,, a market leader and award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, today unveiled two series of advanced plasma HDTVs. Delivering full HD 1080p resolution, increased energy efficiency, breath-taking design and deeper levels of black performance, Samsung’s latest plasma line sets a new standard of excellence in the Plasma HDTV category.
The entire line-up will be on display at Booth #11033 during the International Consumer Electronics Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center, January 8 – 11, 2009.
“Samsung is taking bold steps forward with its 2009 plasma line-up,” said Steve Panosian, director of Visual Display Marketing at Samsung Electronics America. “By combining superior picture quality, energy efficiency and networking options with the latest audio-visual technologies, the Series 8 and 6 plasmas are sure to become the model of excellence in plasma HDTVs.”
Measuring just over an inch in depth, Samsung’s Series 8 Plasma HDTVs is the world’s slimmest 1080p resolution plasma sets to feature built-in ATSC tuners.
Featuring a New ToC™ treated chassis, the Series 8 sports a chrome-like translucent surface, which encases the bezel. This unique treatment contrasts the TV’s black bezel to enhance its ultra-slim depth. Additionally, the outer edges of the bezel resemble a prism, magnifying light in such a way that its color intensity changes depending on the viewing angle.