Thursday, August 17, 2006
The 50 inch Panasonic has a contrast ratio of ten thousand to one and can display 29 billion colorsé─ţexpect even more from this leviathan! While I do realize that this does not exactly represent a price breakthrough or suddenly make it affordable to everyone, it is rather significant to realize a Wal-Mart manager could have a better television than Jerry Seinfeldé─ţat least until he sends for one. And when one contemplates what weekend hobbyists often spend on a boat for the lake, or a couple of motorcycles, it suddenly does not sound so crazy for a true television aficionado to seriously look at having this Plasma HDTV installed. The actual set, this marvel of technology, measures about 90 inches wide by 50 inches high and has a pixel resolution of 1920 X 1080 and scans the picture up to the gold standard of HDTV: 1080p. So, you just have to add one of the new HD DVD players to see the best (and definitely the biggest) television in the consumer market. Panasonic is spending 15 million dollars to enhance the customer experience, with an improved call center and professional installation. This set will weigh in at a few hundred pounds, so secure and deep wall anchors, or a sturdy platform will be required to hold it. (The 50 inch Panasonic Plasma weighs nearly 120 pounds) It is going be a big Christmas this year in the world of HDTV.