Panasonic puts plasma TVs on a diet
The company shows off prototype high-definition plasma displays at IFA that are less than an inch thick.
We had inklings that CES, but the sets being shown off at IFA in Berlin this week confirm it.for the HDTV business this year after
Panasonic showed off the 50-inch version at CES in January, but brought out 58-inch and 65-inch versions of the startlingly thin TVs at IFA at the Berlin trade show Thursday.
Unsurprisingly, Panasonic is saying that the sets are not as heavy as normal plasma TVs. Plus, the prototypes are being made withinside, which means fewer pesky wires. Keep in mind, this is not a real TV. It's just a prototype for the gadget hounds at IFA to drool over.
But, it'll likely happen eventually. Plasma is actually one of the last of the HDTV technologies to go super skinny. Sony set the standard with its ridiculously slim OLED TV, and Hitachi showed up at CES with a.
Now Sony's trying thin LCDs on for size, as my.
Sharp also has its Aquos LCD TV on a workout regiment. The XS1 is a mere 23 millimeters thick, and comes in 52-inch or 65-inch panel sizes.
This one's actually a real product, but for now only available in the UK beginning this fall.