Pioneer announced today that it will introduce five new "PureVision" high-definition plasma TV models in Japan, between the middle of June and late July.
They are: the 43-inch PDP-435HDL (long speaker type), PDP-435HDS (short speaker type) and PDP-435SX (single body model), and the 50-inch PDP-505HDL (long speaker type), and PDP-505HDS (short speaker type). Pioneer plans to produce 2,000 units a month for each model. No retail prices are suggested.
The plasma TV market in Japan continues to expand to about 450,000 units in 2004 (JEITA forecast), thanks to the launch of terrestrial digital broadcasting in Japan at the end of 2003 and the Athens Olympics in the summer of 2004.
The company's new fifth-generation high-definition plasma TV models come equipped with new proprietary technologies and support for terrestrial, BS and 110° CS digital broadcasts. For more information visit www.pioneer.co.jp