Panasonic developed an 85-inch full high-definition (HD) plasma display designed for professional users. The new display, to be showcased at InfoComm 09 from June 17 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will become available worldwide starting from Japan and the US this fall.
Panasonic has led large-size high-quality display market globally, introducing the world's largest 103-inch plasma display to the market in 2006.
The 85-inch display, having a screen size equivalent to four 42-inch panels, incorporates Panasonic's NeoPDP energy-efficient, double luminance technology. With a moving picture resolution of 1,080 lines and a contrast ratio of 40,000:1 (max. 2,000,000:1), the panel delivers blur-free, images with deep blacks. With a viewing area of 1,889 mm (W) x 1,062 mm (H), about the same size as commonly-used projection screens, it is big enough to show a person in full size when installed vertically. The display measures only 99 mm in thickness.
With LAN (PJLink)7) terminals, it supports LAN control that enables connection with other PJLink compatible imaging systems as well as remote control of the display and input signal check. The display also features Panasonic's own Function Slots that let users to add up to three different terminal boards such as DVI and Dual Link HD-SDI, according to their needs.
The 85-inch full HD display expands Panasonic's large-size display line-up. Compared to the 103 inches, it is 30 mm thinner in profile and about 30 percent lighter per square inch and about 40 percent lighter in total weight (Approx. 130 kg) - achieving mobility and installation ease comparable to the 65-inches. The improvement on luminance efficiency made downsizing and high integration of parts possible, resulting in the reductions of thickness and weight.
Panasonic's plasma TVs have a life of 100,000 hours, according to the company.
Screen size (Diagonal): 85 inches(2,167 mm)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Effective Viewing Area: (W x H) 1,889 x 1,062 mm
Number of Pixels (H x V): 1,920 ?1,080 pixels
Moving Picture Resolution: 1,080 lines
Dimensions (W x H x D): 2,015 x 1,195 x 99 mm
Weight: Approx. 130 kg