Pioneer today announced a 50-inch 1920 X 1080 HD Plasma monitor employing new "HD P.U.R.E. Black Panel" technology, which creates a 1080p native resolution with more than 2 million pixels on a 50-inch screen.
In addition to the advantages to plasma displays, such as high contrast, and high resolution for motion pictures, the PDP-5000EX offers the advantage of 1080p high definition, capable of reproducing high-quality images.
The smaller the screen size, the more difficult it is to create a 1080p plasma display panel. To overcome the challenge, Pioneer has developed a "Crystal Emissive Layer", which can boost the luminance efficiency and discharge speed of a PureVision plasma panel. Other technologies include the "Direct Color Filter," "Flex Clear Drive" that Pioneer has accumulated over many years.
The PDP-5000EX is equipped with two HDMI terminals and a DVI port, which are digital inputs necessary for high-end monitors, to support diversified high-definition digital video contents and digital output devices. The HDMI terminals support signals of 1080p (60/50/24 Hz). In addition, they enable full-time 10-bit processing throughout, from signal input to video display.
Pioneer will launch the Pioneer PureVision PDP-5000EX in early June, 2006 in Japan at the suggested retail price of 1,050,000 yen ($8,922.50).
Power consumption in use/standby: 410 W/0.3 W
Screen size: 50 inches
Effective screen size: 1104 mm (W) x 621 mm (H)
Aspect ratio: 16:9
Number of pixels: 1920 (H) x 1080 (V)
Surround: SRS WOW (SRS/FOCUS/TruBass)
Actual maximum audio output: 13 W + 13 W (JEITA), 8 ohms
Dimensions: 1282 mm (W) x 750.5 mm (H) x 98 mm (D)
Weight: 39.8 kg
Power supply: AC100V 50/60 Hz
Video input 1: DV1
Video input 2: HDMI
Video input 3: HDMI
Video input 4: Component/RGB (BNC)
Video input 5: S2
Video input 6: Composite (RCA)
Audio 1 to 6: RCA (x6)
SR+ terminal : 1 each for input and output
Accessories: Remote control, Owners' manual, etc.
Pioneer also announced that it will introduce two new plasma TVs. The 50-inch PDP-507HX and the 42-inch PDP-427HX plasma TVs will be available in early June, 2006 in Japan at a suggested retail price of 600,000 yen ($5,096) and 480,000 yen ($4,077) respectively.