Wednesday October 15, 2003
LG Electronics announced that it has developed the world's largest-screen plasma-display panel (PDP) TV at the Korea Electronics Show earlier this week. The 76-inch screen adds 5 inches of real-estate to the largest unit previously manufactured by LGE, and at just 83mm thick, its unlikely to shrink the seating capacity of your home theatre.
Featuring a 2.07 million pixel full-definition screen, the PDP utilises a "one-unit" filter attached to the PDP module itself along with a new plasma designed for high-speed driving and sharper image quality. "Plasma" is the gas consisting of free-flowing ions and electrons that is used in plasma display technology in which an image is formed by illuminating tiny fluorescent lights that make up the pixels on the screen.
No pricing or Australian release details were available at the time of publication, but to give some indication, the largest LGE PDP currently available here - the 60" FLATRON Plasma Display Panel MT-60PZ12 - is priced at AUD$24,999.
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Mike grew up thinking he would become a mathematician, accidentally started motorcycle racing, got a job writing road tests for a motorcycle magazine while at university, and became a writer. As a travelling photojournalist during his early career, his work was published in a dozen languages across 20+ countries. He went on to edit or manage over 50 print publications, with target audiences ranging from pensioners to plumbers, many different sports, many car and motorcycle magazines, with many more in the fields of communication - narrow subject magazines on topics such as advertising, marketing, visual communications, design, presentation and direct marketing. Then came the internet and Mike managed internet projects for Australia's largest multimedia company, Telstra.com.au (Australia's largest Telco), Seek.com.au (Australia's largest employment site), top100.com.au, hitwise.com, and a dozen other internet start-ups before founding Gizmag in 2002. Now he writes and thinks.
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