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Miami Dolphins Stadium installs Panasonic 1080p plasmas
The Miami Dolphins Stadium recently added eight 103in full HD professional plasma displays to its exclusive club level accommodations as part of a large-scale renovation and expansion. The Panasonic TH-103PF9UK provides a close-up view of the game on the field as well as other live sports broadcasts, so fans miss none of the NFL action.
The expansion at Dolphins Stadium, the site of Super Bowl XLI on Feb. 4, 2007, includes concessions, restaurants, clubs and lounges, as well as updated amenities. The club level includes 240 executive suites for VIPs including executives, sponsors, season ticket holders and visiting team owners. The 103in plasma displays are installed in the main lounge and bar areas throughout the section. The plasma displays are controlled from a separate HD control room and connected by fiber-optic cable, according to director of operations Chad Messina.
The TH-103PF9UK displays provide a widescreen progressive display featuring HD pixel resolution of 1920 x 1080 and a contrast ratio of 4000:1 on an effective display area of approximately 89in by 50in. Equivalent in size to four 50in Panasonic plasma displays, the TH-103PF9UK displays vivid, crisp images with high contrast and rich, deep blacks in 1080/60p/50p, 1080/60i/50i/24p/24sF/25p/30p, 1080/50i, 720/60p/50p, 480/60i/p and 575/50i/p video signals.
Panasonic’s TH-103PF9UK features built-in multifunction slots that allow users to add and update the display with different combinations of optional boards. The 103in model comes standard with three interchangeable slots, a TY-FB9DD DVI board (compatible with UXGA input), a TY-42TM6A analog component board, an integrated D-sub15 PC input and an integrated D-sub9 RS232C interface. The unit also features built-in functions such as image enlarging and dual picture mode for multifeed systems.
For more information, visit www.panasonic.com/broadcast.