Panasonic Announces Availability of Industry's First 85-inch Full HD Professional Plasma Display

  • Panasonic Corporation
  • 11.02.09
Panasonic Professional Display Company, a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, an industry leader in professional plasma displays, announced the availability of its recently unveiled TH-85PF12U 85-inch plasma display.

Ideal for display, education, business and custom home-theater applications, the TH-85PF12U is one of the industry’s first 85-inch, full HD 1080p plasmas.

Filling the gap in Panasonic’s lineup between the critically acclaimed 65 and 103-inch large-format professional displays, the 85-inch plasma is the equivalent in screen size to four 42-inch displays. The TH-85PF12U takes advantage of Panasonic’s NeoPDP technology to deliver a slimmer, lighter weight and brighter display that consumes about half the energy of Panasonic’s current and 2007 full HD models in the same sizes, while achieving one of the world’s highest moving image resolutions (1,080 lines) and one of the highest contrast ratios (40,000:1 / 2,000,000:1 dynamic). Even with effective wide-screen dimensions of 74.4 by 41.8 inches, the TH-85PF12U is significantly thinner and lighter than past plasmas, with a main body depth of only 3.9 inches and an overall weight of approximately 260 lbs.

“The size of the 85-inch plasma is one of the most important factors for the commercial market. It is the perfect size for many boardrooms, video conference applications, and command and control applications,” said Andrew Nelkin, president of Panasonic Professional Display Company. “Combine that with the reduced weight and lower power consumption resulting from our NeoPDP technology, and it’s easy to see why we are excited about introducing the 85-inch to our line.”

Panasonic’s NeoPDP™ technology is a new energy-efficient, double-luminance technology. With higher luminance performance, Panasonic’s NeoPDP™ delivers brighter images with deeper, richer blacks and less energy. In addition, NeoPDP™ technology produces a highly accurate 6,144 steps of gradation with a color gamut expanded to 110 percent of the HDTV standard for the most vivid, true-to-life color of any large format display.

Based in Secaucus, N.J., Panasonic Professional Display Company is an industry leader in professional plasma displays. The company is a unit of Panasonic Corporation of North America, which is the principal North American subsidiary of Panasonic Corporation (NYSE: PC). Panasonic offers a wide-range of displays with some of the industry's best image quality, ideal for education, retail, boardroom or the ultimate home theater experience. Our broadcast-quality production monitors with true color performance are an industry standard. With some of the richest blacks, some of the widest ranges of sizes and resolutions, a plug-in modular architecture that allows an unparalleled level of customization, and Panasonic's incredible award-winning Concierge service, Panasonic is one of America's choices for professional plasma and display models.

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