Sunday, September 02, 2012
Panasonic's 103-inch Glasses-Free 3D Plasma TV And
145-inch 8K PDP Unveiled at IFA 2012
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Panasonic has on display a massive 103-inch glasses-free
3D plasma set along with a 145-inch 8K PDP at IFA.
At its corporate booth, Panasonic exhibited its 103-inch
glasses-free 3D plasma display, the largest in the world,
that reproduces high-definition 3D video with very little
crosstalk compared to other such systems.
The display offers 3D images on a 103-inch glasses-free
plasma display. It can display images at a higher
resolution and a higher quality than current parallax
barrier type glasses-free 3D displays. Through the use of
4K2K plasma panels, it is possible to display high
definition 3D images at a resolution equivalent to HD, and
by utilizing a newly developed barrier, moire interference
and crosstalk has been reduced by about half of that of
previous glasses-free 3D systems.
Panasonic's 103-inch plasma display panel is almost twice
the size of Toshiba's current 55-inch RZ1 contender,
powered by similar autostereoscopic technologies. Its
optimal viewing distance for 3D is 3m.
Panasonic anticipates that the 3D display system will be
utilized across a wide spectrum of industries. For example,
the massive PDP can be used as a 3D digital signage where
the use of 3D glasses is impractical, or as a 3D showroom
for cars or interior design.
Panasonic also showcased a 145-inch 8K PDP, which supports
NHK's (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) Super Hi-Vision 4K
format. The Super Hi-Vision technology is able to achieve
images 16 times the resolution of HDTV and audio realism of
22.2 multichannel sound systems. The specific panel had
been also showcased in Japan in the past but this was the
first time being on display at an international show.
In addition, Panasonic presented its newly-developed
Interactive Multi-view 3D System which allows the viewer to
control the object image through a touch panel, and view
the image at the size and from the angle they desire. The
system is capable of accurate three-dimensional display
without any sense of warping, thus realizing the full,
high-quality expressive potential of 3D video.
The system optimally utilizes the special characteristics
of 3D to express the texture of the object. The user can
control the image of an object taken from multiple angles
through a touch panel, giving the user the freedom to view
the object at the angle and size they desire in full HD 3D.
The 3D system is able to display the shape and depth of the
3D image accurately regardless of the magnification ratio
and display high resolution images at high speeds. The
active-shutter type display is able to express the color
and texture of objects.
The Multi-view 3D System can be used as an archive for art
galleries and museums, or as a virtual gallery,
or a catalogue for auctions or net shopping services
In addition, Panasonic had on display the company's
Audio-Visual product range. On show were the full range of
Smart VIERA televisions including a 60" LED, the SmartVIERA
TX-L60ET5 - the biggest Panasonic has ever produced - and a
top of the range 50" plasma TV, the VT50. These were
accompanied by the very latest in 3D home-theatre, digital
projection and Blu-ray technology. Visitors of Panasonic's
booth had also the chance to get hands-on with a selection
of Smart VIERA?s operation features, including new 'voice
Smart VIERA also offers the ability to control a host of
networking options for easy interaction with a tablet,
smartphone or camera. Panasonic also demonstrated Smart
VIERA's 'swipe and share' functionality via is VIERA Remote
App, as well as the ability to share photographs directly
with your TV from the new LUMIX SZ5 camera.
Also on display at the company's booth was a 20-inch 4K
display, with an HD resolution of 216ppi. According to
Panasonic, the thin panel (3.5mm) consumes no more power
than an equivalent full-HD panel.