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Pioneer and Panasonic are to align their plasma TV operations and integrate their research and development efforts, the new partners said today. The announcement comes a month after Pioneer said it was to end in-house plasma panel production. At the time, it said it made the decision because of the difficulty it foresees in …

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"Pioneer's first next-gen Matsushita-made plasma TVs..."

ALL Pioneer products are "Matsushita-made" because Pioneer *IS* a Matsushita-owned company !! Matsushita owns Akai, Pioneer, National Panasonic and Ten. They also own part (half?) of JVC (Japan Victor Company). The main differences are the levels of tech and quality and the "percieved" value of the products/brands.

The statement above is almost as good as "The Toyota-made Lexus..." !! Toyota owns the Lexus brand and ALL Lexus are made in Toyota factories and rebranded !!

Now, if Panasonic started making Sony products that would be news indeed !!

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Re Ishkandar

Matsushita owns Pioneer? Since when? Perhaps you should tell them as their website doesn't seem to know anything about it - they are still under the illusion that they are a publically traded company.

The main Matsushita brands are Panasonic, National and Technics, and later this year they are renaming the main corporation as Panasonic anyway - they have nowt to do with Pioneer, until now that is.

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@ Ishkandar

"ALL Pioneer products are "Matsushita-made" because Pioneer *IS* a Matsushita-owned company !!"

No it isn't.

Tip: If you double-check your facts before posting you won't make yourself look like a muppet.

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