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

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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125-inch flexible plasma display just 1mm thick

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

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 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

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

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.

Samsung Launched 3D-Ready Plasma in Korea with million-to-one Contrast Ratio

Samsung Launched 3D-Ready Plasma in Korea with million-to-one Contrast Ratio

Samsung has launched its 3D Ready Plasma TV Cannes 450 in Korean Market. Like TI DLP-3D Dualview technology, the Samsung PAVV Cannes 450 is just another 3D Ready display that requires particular glasses, software or hardware to support 3D content. But for Samsung, the Cannes 450 is industry first Plasma TV with 3D capability and has a whooping 1,000,000:1 contrast ratio rating.

Pioneer to cease 42-inch Plasmas

Pioneer to cease 42-inch Plasmas

No more value and budget size Plasma, It’s Kuro or we’ll get it from someone else. While many of us are still struggling to get the first value medium size flat screen, manufacturer like Pioneer is ceasing the production of a 42-inch plasma TV by end of March next year. They will continue to market and sell displays of that size for now, but Pioneer will focus solely on pushing displays with 50-inches or larger.

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