Plasma TV

Panasonics promises World’s first 3D full HD Plasma Theater System

Panasonic showed off its 103-inch Plasma with an additional of 3D system at the opening of CEATEC, in Japan. The demonstration kicked off with a set of battery powered 3D goggles and Blu-Ray player in a big Plasma screen. What? Another 3D technology that requires goggles? The company claimed they have developed the World's first full HD Plasma Theater System with true-to-life 3D images; technology utilized a sequential image processing to distribute full HD video to left and right eye from Blu-ray source.

Hitachi 50-Inch Plasma Display is super thin

Hitachi 50-Inch Plasma Display is super thin

Hitachi announced their 50-inch plasma display yesterday at CEDIA 2008 and it is stunning to look at. At just 1.5" thick, this plasma screen is brilliant, colorful and--of course--expensive.

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Panasonic 24.7mm-thick Plasma HDTVs

Panasonic has obviously been encouraging its VIERA plasma HDTV range to hit the gym, as the company showed up at IFA 2008 with two new prototypes measuring just 24.7mm deep.  The screens, in 50, 58 and 60-inch sizes, are a mere quarter of the thickness of current Panasonic plasmas.

TV Cozy protects your LCD

TV Cozy protects your LCD

When you’re done playing your video games for the day, or even just watching your television, the TV Cozy is designed to keep your television feeling loved. The cover protects your LCD or Plasma screen from dust and debris and can also add a little color to your living room.

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Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HDTV: yours for $50k

Panasonic will be bringing their latest super-sized plasma TV to IFA 2008, in the shape of the 103-inch VIERA TH-103PZ800.  This is no prototype or demo model, though; stump up $50,000 and you can take the HDTV home, complete with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 24p playback, Deep Color and x.v.Color support.

Plasma TVs can last 42 years

Plasma TVs can last 42 years

One concern many people have about plasma TVs is their relatively short lifespan. And until recently, it was commonly thought that you'd only get a few years out of your plasma screen before it was destined for the junk bin. But now it seems you could hang onto that flat-panel a good while longer.

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Samsung’s Series 6, 7, 8 & 9 LCD and Plasma TVs announced

If your TV tastes swing a little larger than their new Touch of Color monitors, Samsung have just the larger screens for you.  Unveiling its holiday lineup of Series 6 through 9 LCD and plasma HDTVs, the company has extended Touch of Color throughout as well as adding features such as compatibility with USB flash drives and RSS for on-screen news and weather updates.

125-inch flexible plasma display just 1mm thick

Shinoda Plasma has ignored the usual plasma/LCD rat-race and instead turned to developing larger, flexible panels for next-gen applications. Its latest prototype, a 125-inch film-type display, measures 3m long by 1m tall and is just 1mm thick. Currently it offers 960 x 360 resolution, obviously less than HD-compatible plasmas on the market today, but then again not many of the screens you see in the shops can be curved around your walls.

SlashGear Week in Review

More speed, more gameplay and more pixels has been the theme of the week, with a variety of new hardware launches and upgrades together with some long awaited titles getting released.  Apple lived up to the rumors and introduced new processors and faster FSB for their iMac range, together with stirring up a little controversy over whether they'd had access to Intel's future product line first.  Faux-Apple hardware also get plenty of attention, as Psystar's OS X-running Open Computer took time out from being sniped at by fanboys to get benchmarked.

Hitachi releases 1.5-inch Plasma HDTVs

Hitachi's super-slim "1.5" range of plasma HDTVs are finally going on sale in the US this month, with the 1.5-inch (35mm) thick panels boasting not only their low-profile depth but improved picture clarity at any angle.  Available in four sizes - 32, 37, 42 and 47-inches - the sets will be sold as part of Hitachi's "V Series" and "Director's Series" ranges.  Prices will begin at $1,800.

Samsung reveal latest LCD & Plasma price-list

Back in January, one of the more overwhelming CES 2008 launches was Samsung's assault force of LCD and plasma TVs.  Twenty-seven different models, the new screens ranged from a compact, low-end 18.9-inch 720p LCD, up through a variety of ranges covering most of the HDTV options, and topping out with a whopping great 63-inch plasma priced at; the only thing we didn't know was the price list.  If you've been holding off buying a new TV until Samsung played their cards, then check out the full list of options after the cut.

Pioneer to cease manufacturing Plasma Panels

Last week we learned Pioneer will stop manufacturing the 42-inch line of Plasma flat TV and concentrate on 50-inch and larger only. This week the news from Far East is - they are ceasing the whole production of Plasma panels and will buy them from Panasonic instead.

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