By Sory ballo First Introduced: 2000 Original Price: $The price was $6000 Today’s Price : $599 Sold by: Panasonic Panasonic TC-P42C2 42-Inch 720p Plasma HDTV O9 Quarterly Advanced Global TV Shipment and Forecast Report. The good news is that, in 2000, the total TV shipments grew by 18 percent to 248 million units. Flat-panel TVs alone grew to 32 percent. Overall, Display Search says that developed regions such as North America, Japan, and Western Europe, will see no growth over the same time period. cost. With low-end models selling for about $3000—half the price of two years ago— manufacturers seem well on their way toward making plasma displays the ultimate solution to the problem of HDTV. most students Japanese engineers, whose companies dispatched them for extended visits to Bitzer's lab, went home to an electronics industry that today dominates the development and manufacture of plasma displays. Year Beginning Book value Annual Depreciation Accumulated Depreciation Ending Book Value Y2001 $6,000 $ 491.00 $ 491.00 $5,509 Y2002 $5,509 $ 491.00 $ 982.00 $5,018 y2003 5018 $ 491.00 $ 1,473.00 $4,527 Y2004 4527 $ 491.00 $ 1,964.00 $4,036 Y2005 4036 $ 491.00 $ 2,455.00 $3,545 Y2006 3545 $ 491.00 $ 2,946.00 $3,054 Y2007 3054 $ 491.00 $ 3,437.00 $2,563 Y2008 2563 $ 491.00 $ 3,928.00 $2,072 Y2009 2072 $ 491.00 $ 4,419.00 $1,581 Y2010 1581 $ 491.00 $ 4,910.00 $1,090 Y2011 1090 $ 491.00 $ 5,401.00 $599 Price (Ending Book Value) $6,000 $5,000 $4,000 $3,000 $2,000 $1,000 $0 Years The price of Plasma TV would continue decreasing because of the new invention like the 3D TELEVISION & LCD TV also 4D TELEVISION. People would refuse to buy the plasma TV because they are interested to new product. Do you have a high end TV, like a Plasma ? Yes! If you can afford it, get a plasma TV looks good and is more cheaper than LCD TV. but that's because it has problems (plasma breaks down over time and has screen "burn in" issues with channel logos, size programming, issues with altitude. Those company could made a plasma TV could work on their product to make a Plasma TV having a better performance than the new invention like LCD TV, 3D TV & 4D.