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Super thin flat panel TVs are in at CES

January 8th, 2008 · No Comments

Pioneer, Panasonic and Sharp have all joined JVC and Hitachi on the size-zero thinscreen catwalk with new product prototypes at CES. A hand-made 50-inch Kuro screen from Pioneer which measures just 9mm deep, was the slimmest plasma at the show. Panasonic’s prototypes were greater in range but moderately deeper, although there’s little in it.
Pioneer says it has also extended the black level of its models once again. Panasonic, not to be left out, also unveiled its own ‘extreme contrast’ panels. Pioneer says that its new black levels will end the debate about contrast ratios for ever. “Figures are meaningless now. You just have to look at the image. We’ want people to talk about an emotional entertainment experience now,” says spokesman Russ Johnston.
“Our goal is focused on bringing to market a new Kuro that unifies the extreme contrast and advanced design concepts to transcend anything currently possible in home entertainment. We feel that this will not only surpass our previous best, it will change the playing field,” adds Yoichi Sato, Pioneer chief technology executive.
Sony also used the show to announce the immediate availability of its debut 11-inch OLED TV into the US market, as well as unveiling a wafer thin 27-inch prototype.

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