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Panasonic Develops 103-inch 1080p Plasma Display Panel

Panasonic announced it has developed a prototype of a 103-inch plasma display panel (PDP) with 1080p (progressive) HDTV resolution. The prototype is claimed to be the world's largest plasma display and can deliver resolutions like 1920x1080. Panasonic showed this first super-large-size prototype at CES 2006.

Panasonic has developed a new rib (a "rib" divides each gas cell and prevents interference between adjacent cells to produce clear images) and phosphor for these super large panels. The 103-inch 1080p plasma panel, equivalent to four 50-inch panels in size, features consistent and uniform discharge, delivering the same accurate images from the center to every corner of the screen and brightness as the current 50-inch HD model (TH-50PX500). The panel incorporates Panasonic's 1080p HD high-speed pixel drive. The same high-speed pixel drive is used in the TH-65PX500 65-inch 1080p Plasma TV, which has been well received in Japan since its introduction last November, and the 50-inch 1080p Plasma unveiled at CEATEC JAPAN 2005 in October 2005.

Key specifications:

  • Size (aspect ratio): 103 inches (16:9)
  • Number of pixels: 2.07 million (1920x1080)
  • Pixel pitch: 1.182x1.182 mm
  • Effective viewing area: 2,269.4 x 1,276.6, diagonal: 2,603.8 mm
  • Contrast ratio: (in dark surroundings) 3000:1

Source: Panasonic

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