Indianapolis - Panasonic's professional display division -- the Panasonic solutions group -- will use CEDIA Expo to introduce integrators to a pair of high-performance display devices in the plasma and projector categories.
Highlighting the group's plasma offerings will be the TH-65VX300 (shipping in October at a $6,250 suggested retail) 65-inch 3D-ready professional plasma display offering ultra-high-speed drive technology that is said to deliver detailed FullHD 1080p 2D and 3D video, with a picture that approaches digital cinema color.
Among the benefits of the advanced drive is smoother gradation, which is double the smoothness of conventional model, resulting in richer gradation expression in a dark area of the screen.
The TH-65VX300 offers multiple customizable functions, including a color gamut that can be selected from five setting types; an option to customize placement of RGB; and added adjustment menus, such as five gamma curve options, white balance settings, and an advanced memory function that allows users to name and save equalized data.
The plasma display also offers an independent RGB on/off function that checks secondary colors or monochrome images.
In projectors, the group is showing its recently introduced PT-AE7000U (shipping in September at a $3,499 suggested retail) FullHD 1080p 3D home-theater projector that uses new transparent LCD panel technology driven at 480Hz. When combined with Panasonic's Overdrive Technology, the translucent panel system is said to significantly lower crosstalk.
A newly developed optical engine produces a 300,000:1 contrast ratio and 2,000 lumens of brightness.
The projector is powered by a 200-watt Red-Rich Lamp and LCD panels with a larger aperture ratio for increased red luminance and brightness output. The use of Pure Contrast Plates, Pure Color Filter Pro and Dynamic Iris Pro technologies achieves the contrast and brightness levels.
A frame creation, detail clarity processor and other image processing technologies are optimized for 3D images in the same manner as for 2D images. They bring out fine details and three dimensionality for natural, lifelike visuals with excellent clarity, and create sharp, clear images of fast-moving scenes in sports and action movies.
A 3D Viewing Monitor and the 3D Picture Balance features help achieve a comfortable 3D viewing experience, Panasonic said. Because the 3D effect changes with varying screen sizes, the 3D Viewing Monitor ensures that the viewer's stereoscopic effect is within the safety zone set by the 3D Consortium Committee.
The left- and right-eye images can be displayed side-by-side on the PT-AE7000U with the individual Waveform Monitor to adjust 3D picture balance.
Other 3D features include 2D-3D Conversion, which converts 2D content into 3D images for 3D projection with five different 3D effect modes.
The projector is equipped with a built-in 3D IR transmitter for active-shutter 3D eyewear, which is sold separately and is also compatible with Panasonic Viera 3DTVs.
An optional IR transmitter (ET-TRM110) is available for extended transmission distance.
The projector's Intelligent Lens Memory feature makes it possible for the user to easily program up to six different zoom/focus positions. Automatic switching between 16:9 and 2.35:1 video content is also possible thanks to the signal aspect detection capability on the PT-AE7000U.
The PT-AE7000U comes with two programmable 12-volt trigger terminals and Viera Link, with one-remote system operation.
Inputs include three HDMI ports supporting x.v.Color and Deep Color.
A 2x zoom can cast a 120-inch diagonal image from as close as 11 feet to 24 feet from the screen. The projector's lens-shift capability enables 100 percent vertical adjustment and 26 percent horizontal adjustment, allowing projector suspension close to the ceiling or mounted to a wall.