NEC is soon shipping the new 60XM5, a 60-inch plasma that is specified at 1365×768 WideXGA resolution and 350 percent greater contrast ratio than the previous model (but we can’t find the exact contrast ratio anywhere on the website!).
Still this is a nice panel for the price — $7,999 – since the input panel has DVI with HDCP content protection and increased signal support including 1080p compatibility and all high resolution PC signals.
The unit has the new AMX Café Duet Protocol for plug and play system between the NEC plasma and AMX controllers – why no Crestron?. Other enhanced features added to the 60XM5 professional plasma include upgraded programmable timer with 10 separate timer functions, video wall capability including 1×5 and 5×1 matrixing and enhanced text ticker/insert function in both landscape and portrait mode. The NEC 60XM5 ships November 8.