Published On: September 13, 2009

Panasonic Ready To Release 85 Inch Plasma In October 2009

Published On: September 13, 2009
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Panasonic Ready To Release 85 Inch Plasma In October 2009

If a 65-inch plasma seems too small and a 103-inch plasma is just a tad too big, why not compromise with Panasonic's new 85-incher? On display at CEDIA, the 85-inch 1080p model, designed for custom applications, will be available next month.

Panasonic Ready To Release 85 Inch Plasma In October 2009

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Panasonic Professional Display Company just showcased their new 85-inch Plasma display, available next month, at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia.

The industry's first 85-inch, full HD 1080p Plasma, the TH-85PF12U takes advantage of Panasonic's Neo PDP technology•, touting slimmer, lighter weight and brighter display, with lower power consumption. This new professional display will be showcased at CEDIA, bridging the gap between the company's 65- and 103-inch full HD Plasma displays and filling the lineup of large format professional displays. Ideal for custom home-theater applications, the 85-inch Plasma is the equivalent in screen size to four 42-inch displays and features a newly developed high-definition "Neo Plasma display panel" that achieves a spectacular image resolution of 1,080 lines and a high (reported) contrast ratio of 40,000:1 (2,000,000:1 dynamic). The result is a vibrant, high-contrast, high-resolution image with a real sense of depth and scope.

"Panasonic's latest Plasma innovation, the 85-inch display, is perfectly suited for the custom installation industry," said Andrew Nelkin, President, Panasonic Professional Plasma Company. "Our 103-inch Plasma proved very successful within the CEDIA community and we are excited to provide a new screen size that gives the custom installer a viable product to fit the niche between our 65-inch Premiere Plasma and the granddaddy of them all, the 103."

Even with effective wide-screen dimensions of 74.4 by 41.8 inches, the TH-85PF12U features a main body depth is only 3.9 inches and an overall weight of the display is approximately 260 lbs.

The 85-inch Plasma is also capable of being installed vertically, allowing the display of life-size models - creating enormous visual impact for digital signage, commercial messaging and audio/video presentation applications. It will be available in October 2009.

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