Panasonic Delivers BT-LH2170 HD Monitor
Panasonic is about to begin delivering its BT-LH2170, a 21.5-inch LCD production monitor with
native 1920 x 1080 HD resolution, advanced 2D and 3D assist features and other
advances in functionality.
The LH2170 offers an
aluminum die-cast front frame, IPS panel with wide viewing angle; multiple
professional inputs, true color processing with a 3D look-up table; HD/SD
closed captioning; 12V DC operation for field use; mercury-free LED backlight
and low power consumption. It supports 1920 x 1080 full HD resolution, with
178-degree vertical and horizontal viewing angles. The 3D-LUT with six-pole
color correction includes a table for each signal level, and applies 10-bit
image processing to each RGB color.
Advanced 2D assist features
include an in-monitor display; a Y-Map and a Zebra display; and a two-window
display, which allows for two separate HD/SDI inputs to be viewed
simultaneously for comparing different signals. The LH2170 will display HD/SD
closed captioning with an SDI or video input; it supports the EIA/CEA-708 and
EIA/CEA-608 SD-SDI closed captioning standards. The LH2170’s 3D assist
functions include top and bottom display in addition to side-by-side display
and a Focus-in-Red focus assist.
It supports two channels
of audio, and audio monitoring via built-in speakers and headphone output.
Other key features include waveform and vectorscope displays, pixel-to-pixel
mapping, a color audio level meter, worldwide 59.94/50Hz compatibility, VESA
screws for mounting and a supplied stand. The model will begin deliveries this
month at a suggested list price of $3,695.