September 10, 2009
Panasonic Showcases 85-inch Plasma Display At CEDIA 2009

By Gary Reber

Panasonic Professional Display Company, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, the industry leader in professional Plasma displays, highlighted its new 85-inch Plasma display, available next month, at CEDIA 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia September. 10-13.

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 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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