The new 103-inch Panasonic plasma TV is now available. The 1080p capable TH-103PZ600U will have an MSRP of $ 69,999.95 and is expected to be available for delivery in time for Christmas 2006. It will also offer an industry-first three-year limited warranty.
In flat panel displays, plasma has technical advantages over other technologies, including LCD, when it comes to making larger panels. However, there are numerous technical challenges in manufacturing plasma panels larger than 100 inches measured diagonally while maintaining stable discharge and high image quality across the entire surface of the panel.
Panasonic has overcome these technical hurdles by developing a new rib and phosphor for these super large panels. A “rib” divides each gas cell and prevents interference between adjacent cells to produce sharp images. The 103-inch 1080p plasma panel, equivalent to four 50-inch panels, features a smooth, smooth discharge, delivering the same accurate images from the center to every corner of the screen and the same brightness as the current 50-inch HD model. inches (TH -50PX500). The panel incorporates Panasonic’s HD 1080p high-speed pixel unit. The same high-speed pixel unit is used in the TH-65PX500 65-inch 1080p plasma television, which has been well received in Japan since its introduction last November, and in the 50-inch 1080p plasma television unveiled at CEATEC. JAPAN 2005 in October 2005.
The TH-103PZ600U offers an impressive widescreen progressive display with Full HD resolution 1920 horizontal pixels x 1080 vertical pixels, 4000: 1 contrast ratio and 4096 equivalent gradations. Its effective viewing area is over 89.3 “wide by over 50.2” tall. The oversized 103 ″ 1080p panel is equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma screens.
“Until now, the market for screens larger than 100 inches was dominated by front projection televisions. Panasonic now realizes another option in this area. Our 103-inch 1080p PDP promises high-quality images with high brightness, dynamic contrast, high resolution, and excellent color reproduction that projection screens can’t match. We believe it will create great demand as a multipurpose display for commercial, educational and medical applications, as well as for home theater use, “said Nagano, Director of the PDP Devices Business Unit at Panasonic AVC Networks Company.