09.08.2006 08:00 AM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
NBC ‘Football Night in America’ set to feature 103in plasmas
NBC Universal premiered its “Football Night in America” this Sunday with two 103in diagonal HD professional plasma displays on a new set in its studios at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in New York City.
The plasma panels, Panasonic TH-103PF9UK, have a viewable area of about 89in wide by 50in high. Panasonic recently debuted the TH-103PF9UK, which is currently the largest plasma TV available. NBC Universal is the first commercial customer to purchase the 103in plasma TV.
With 16-bit color reproduction, the super-sized plasma provides widescreen progressive display featuring full HD pixel resolution (1920 x 1080), a contrast ratio of 5,000:1 and 4096 equivalent steps of color gradation.
NBC Universal placed the plasma displays on either side of its on-air talent desk for the Sunday night show. In addition, four Panasonic 50in TH-50PH9UK HD plasma displays are being used.
For more information, visit: www.panasonic.com.