As Plasma is a self-illuminating device – capable of adjusting luminance levels according to scene brightness – it is inherently advantageous in both picture quality and environmental performance. PDP TVs deliver dynamic contrast, high moving picture resolutions, true-to-life color reproduction, a wide viewing angle and energy efficiency. In 2006, Panasonic led the world in eliminating lead from PDP panels. With a thorough review of fundamental technologies, Panasonic developed and unveiled revolutionary NeoPDP panels at 2008 International CES, including panels with double energy-efficiency*5, a 24.7 mm (less than one inch) super-thin full-flat PDP, and an ultra-large 150-inch PDP.
Panasonic continues to refine its base technologies. Employing newly developed materials, such as discharge gas and phosphor for electron generation source has improved discharge efficiency and cell structure. The introduction of a new circuit drive method has cut the electricity loss to one third and enabled low-voltage drive. The triple luminance efficiency technology has reduced the number of components and enabled a higher integration of components. As a result, the technology has been incorporated into a 42-inch Full HD PDP.
Further advancements made to the panel structure and circuit layout have lead to an even thinner profile. While a full HD PDP has a moving picture resolution of more than 900 lines, the newly developed drive technology and materials to shorten the afterglow have attained the world’s highest moving resolution of 1080 lines, realizing precise reproduction of full HD programs of any speed without loss of detail. Panasonic’s new 50-inch HD PDP is just 8.8mm (approximately 1/3 inch) deep, with superb picture quality and thin panel design.
The super-thin panel also allows users more setup flexibility including wall mounting and suspension from the ceiling. And with the WirelessHD-based transmission system, setup flexibility can be enjoyed even further. With a wide viewing angle, high contrast ratios, and newly achieved moving resolution of 1080 lines, PDP picture viewing is further enhanced for all types of settings.