Panasonic Broadcast announced that the company’s 103-inch professional plasma will ship by the holidays. The TH-103PF9UK monitor is specified at HD 1920 x 1080 resolution and 4000:1 contrast ratio. Panasonic also announced the same shipping dates for the company’s consumer television version of the 103-inch plasma — at the same $69,995.95 price point.
Both the consumer and the professional models have a three-year warranty.
The TH-103PF9UK uses 16-bit color reproduction, has a Super Cinema Mode, the new Real Black Creation color-enhancing, and a Contrast Management system that optimizes the contrast for each individual portion of the image displayed. It also has a high-precision Motion Pattern Noise Reduction circuit for adjusting the image to optimize picture quality by detecting motion patterns that generate noise.
The model has multi-function slots (in the back panel) to allow users to add and update their panel with different combinations of optional boards. The 103″ model has three interchangeable slots and comes standard with the TY-FB9DD DVI board (compatible with UXGA input).
The TH-103PF9UK has Advanced Dual Picture Mode allows users to combine video and audio clips with textual information from a computer in three different modes (two picture-in-picture and one picture-out-picture modes). It also has a new, built-in image-enlarging function for use in creating multi-screen display systems. This function allows users to enlarge images up to four times vertically and horizontally. The panel can be mounted either horizontally or vertically.
Panasonic Broadcast is now accepting orders for the TH-103PF9UK at 1-800-528-8601.