The TH-65VX100U is a full 1080p (1,920 x 1,080 pixel) plasma, employing Panasonic’s new “Premiere Panel,” which produces a stunning 60,000:1 contrast ratio with an industry-leading gradation level of 7,160 steps - a combination that results in a picture unmatched by any other plasma display currently on the market.
The TH-65VX100U (SRP $9,995 US) incorporates a number of Panasonic’s proprietary, world-leading technologies. The deepest, richest blacks are achieved by using Panasonic’s latest-generation panels with a new Dynamic Black Layer on the front end, reducing pre-discharge to one-sixth that of conventional plasma models, while boosting the contrast ratio to 60,000:1. A newly-designed phosphor material process technology and optical filter allows for an expanded color range that covers 120% of the HDTV color standard.
Panasonic’s world-leading 18-bit digital signal processing produces a detailed gradation from light to dark, with faithful expression of subtle color differences, while enhanced moving picture resolution results in clearer, crisper, and smoother moving images.
Each model in the Premiere Series line will be equipped with outstanding customizable functions for high-end home theater connoisseurs, including 16 adjustment menus covering items such as six gamma curve options and white balance settings, and an advanced memory function that makes it possible to name and save equalized data.
A 50-inch Premiere Series model, the TH-50VX100U, will be introduced first quarter of 2009, with a plan for additional screen sizes after that. [October 22, 2008]
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