Panasonic announces 85-inch full high-definition plasma display with world’s highest contrast ratio

Panasonic announced the development of an 85-inch full high-definition (HD) plasma display designed for professional users. Based on its know-how in producing large-size panels that was cultivated with the 103-inch PDP development, Panasonic has developed the new 85-inch full HD plasma display integrating the latest high picture quality technology. The Panasonic 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 stunning contrast ratio of 40,000:14) (max. 2,000,000:15)) – both the world’s highest to date- the panel delivers blur-free, crisp, true-to-life images with deep, rich blacks. 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 boards8) such as DVI and Dual Link HD-SDI, according to their needs. Panasonic has become the first company to completely eliminate lead from plasma display panels. Its plasma TVs has a long life of 100,000 hours. 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. The new Panasonic display, to be showcased at InfoComm 09 from June 17 to 19 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, will become available through business channels worldwide starting from Japan and the US this fall.