CEDIA Home technology Event 2011
Panasonic has announced a new 65” professional plasma display, the first model in the VX300 range designed to enhance the home cinema experience. The TH-65VX300E joins Panasonic’s existing large format 3D display products which include the 85”, 103” and 152”.
TH-65VX300 is equipped with high-speed drive technology which achieves clear and extremely detailed 3D video, even on the large panels. The built-in “professional quality engine” doubles the colour reproduction compared to conventional models. In addition, the newly adopted advanced drive technology provides smoother gradation which is double the smoothness of conventional model resulting in richer gradation expression in dark areas.
“With this display we’re bringing broadcast-level technology into the home to deliver an exceptional viewing experience that delivers realistic 3D images”, said David Martin, General Marketing Manager for professional displays at Panasonic Marketing Europe, “However, the variety of features and size enable other industries such as post production, retail, design and simulation to use it. We’re continuing to develop technology that appeals to a number of sectors, yet doesn’t compromise on quality.”
The VX300 has several customisable features for high-end home theatre customers that can enhance the image and viewing experience. The features include Colour Gamut which can be selected from five different settings, a Custom feature which allows users to modify the placement of RGB, and adjustment menus such as five gamma curve options, white balance settings, and an advanced memory that allows users to name or save data. In addition, independent RGB ON/OFF function checks secondary colours or monochrome images.
For post production, the display allows simultaneous colour correction where both the left and right 3D images can be on the screen at the same time, which is the preferred method of color correction in the industry. The Wave Form Monitor displays the wave form of input video signal (analogue or digital) plotting, amplitude versus time, to ensure accurate signal ranges. In real-time 3D it allows users to check the signal and disparity settings from 3D camera acquisitions.
The new 65” VX300 plasma was on display at the CEDIA Home Technology Event in the UK. The TH-65VX300ER will be available later this year.