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Panasonic Releases New Plasma Models

Panasonic has introduced five new seventh generation plasma displays.

The 65-inch TH-65PHD7UY, 50-inch TH-50PHD7UY and 42-inch TH-42PHD7UY HD panels, and the 42-inch TH-42PWD7UY and 37-inch TH-37PWD7UY SD panels are all part of the 7-Series models.

The plasma displays have 4000:1 contrast on SD models and 3000:1 contrast on HD units. Features of the 16:9 plasma displays include a deep black filter, adaptive automatic gain control (AGC), motion picture disturbance (MPD) noise reduction and active I/P conversion.

For the HD panels, the TH-65PHD7UY and TH-50PHD7UY feature 1366x768 pixel resolution and the TH-42PHD7UY has 1024x768 pixel resolution.

The units can display 1080p 24p/24sf, 1080i 50/60, 720p 50/60, 480p/i and 576 p/i and support VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA and UXGA resolution.

Viewers can use the two picture-in-picture modes and one picture-out-picture mode using the dual picture feature that combines AV signals.

The viewing angle on the new displays is 160 degrees. The new panels are also outfitted with contrast automatic tracking system (CATS) that senses ambient lighting conditions in a room and adjusts brightness and gradation.