Thursday, August 25, 2005
Panasonic, as was promised, made an announcement on its TH-65PX500 65-inch 1080p I mentioned couple of days ago, and smaller models ranging from 37 to 50 inch diagonal. The series of displays is named Viera ( or Viella ). Flat screens have been designed to minimize the power usage as much as 37% for the 37-inch model and Panasonic claims numbers are the best in the industry for PX models. 65-inch model is priced at 1 million yen or about US $9100. Viera Models feature so-called "PEAKS" which is a new technology (or at least a name) from Panasonic that reportedly improves picture quality on all types of signal. It utilizes a 14 bit video processor.
Viera plasmas sport an SD memory card reader and can display pictures stored on the card
Source: AkihabaraNews and Panasonic