Hot Flats

Hot Flats
  • Panasonic's new 50 inch TH-50PH9UK plasma display features advanced performance improvements, a lighter weight design, and greater flexibility. This 9-Series professional plasma display features industry-leading technologies such as 16-bit digital signal processing with up to 3,072 steps of gradation, a high contrast level (10,000:1), and a contrast ratio of 400:1 when measured in typically bright lighting areas. Advanced performance improvements include a new real black creation color-enhancing feature, an automatic contrast management system, and a high-precision motion pattern noise reduction circuit.

Barco's LC47

The LC47 LCD panel features a slim design, high image quality (at 1920 x 1080 resolution) and extended image processing capabilities including advanced picture-in-picture and adjustable color temperature functionality. This product is designed to integrate fully into collaborative environments with complimentary systems including touchscreen overlays and other commercial AV enabling solutions in control and content delivery/collaboration.

The StarBoard P-55X interactive plasma display offers a clear advantage. With a 3000:1 contrast ratio, the pen-driven, icon-oriented user interface allows users to move from running applications to annotating them with a single click operation. Other features include software to allow conferencing among up to 42 sites or persons, rollers, line types, and highlighters in pre-set and variable colors and widths, a comprehensive stamp library, character recognition software to run applications with freehand writing, object recognition software that converts freehand geometric objects, such as circles and triangles, to smooth drafting quality geometric objects, and object management software to undo, redo, cut, copy, paste, color, adjust line width.

NuVision's 1080p DLP

NuVision's 1080p DLP display is based on the breakthrough PhlatLight LED-based light source, developed and manufactured by the U.S. company Luminus Devices. The NuVision version of this technology is designed with specialized electronics systems optimized to proprietary NuVision control and signal processing systems with the goal of creating the ultimate new reference standard in high-performance video reproduction. It has a high brightness/high contrast with no infrared or ultraviolet lamp filters needed. NuVision digital switching deep black circuitry allows precise control of LEDs for deeper blacks. 1080p DLP also includes two 1080p capable HDMI/HDCP inputs, a motion-adaptive de-interlacer/scaler, 3D temporal/spatial noise reduction, and PIP and dual-image split screen capability.

LG's 71-inch plasma display monitor, the MW-71PY10, boasts a 1920x1080p (progressive-scan) resolution which provides the most vivid and realistic viewing experience. The largest plasma display currently available on the U.S. market, the MW-71PY10 is designed for premium installations, from a luxury stadium skybox to a high-end boardroom. The unit has optional speakers and comes with a removable stand. The plasma includes proprietary XD Engine technology that delivers crisp and brilliant images by taking the low resolution of analog signals to near high-definition levels through improved brightness, contrast, detail, and enhanced color as well as reduced signal noise.

Proton's Puriti

Proton Puriti LCD TVs represent the leading edge of Proton´s re-entry into the North American market. They are premium widescreen displays, each delivering a broad contrast ratio of 1,200:1, a high brightness level of 500 nits, and a fast response time of 6.5 milliseconds. It also features progressive scanning, superb image quality and color purity, a true 16:9 aspect ratio with screen size adjustments to accommodate multiple video sources, an anti-glare screen, and is compatible with resolution formats of 480i, 480p, 1080i, 720p, and 1080p.

Samsung's SyncMaster 931C

Samsung Electronics introduced the SyncMaster 931C, a 19-inch TFT LCD monitor that features 97 percent of the NTSC (National Television System Committee) color gamut for CCFL (Cold Cathode Fluorescent Lamp) displays. The new monitor provides a dazzling CCFL color range of 97 percent, well beyond the 82 percent rating typical of LCD displays. As a result, more vibrant, true-to-life images can be created. In addition to its wide color gamut, the SyncMaster 931C offer notable specifications, including a 2000:1 dynamic contrast ratio, a fast 2ms (GTG) response time, 1280x1024 resolution, and 250 cd/m2 brightness. The 931C also offers a PrintViewer function, which enables the user to have an accurate preview of images for exact color printing.

Sharp's PN-655U

Sharp's 65-inch monitor, the PN-655U, has a full 1920x1080 two-megapixel high-definition (HD) resolution for accurate and precise image reproduction. With commercial design and components, the PN-655U offers superior reliability for extended use applications, complementing Sharp's line of professional LCD video/data monitors. The PN-655U monitor's performance makes it ideal for use in diverse commercial settings such as digital signage, medical imaging, CAD/CAM, and flight information displays. To show multiple types of content sources in high definition, the PN-655U utilizes DFE (dual-fine engine) technology, which enables the customer to display both computer and video content flawlessly. Higher contrast lets viewers discern details they might otherwise miss, particularly when viewing darker content. The 170-degree viewing angles help the monitors display a crisp picture that can be seen from virtually anywhere in the room.

Vizio's "Gallevia" GV42LHDTV

Vizio announced the addition a new 42-inch high-definition liquid crystal HDTV; the "Gallevia" GV42LHDTV. The GV42L offers a host of high performance features to deliver home theater with 1366x768 native resolution, wide viewing angles (178x178 degrees), vivid and accurate colors (16.7 million), 1600:1 dynamic contrast ratio and blazing 8ms response rates. The GV42L has integrated NTSC/ATSC/QAM tuner, two HDMI inputs with HDTV capabilities for enhanced audio and video from digital programming; digital noise reduction, black level extender, white peak limiter, color transient intensity, flesh tone adjustment, adaptive luma control and dynamic contrast.