Electronista: Hitachi unveiled a 1.5-inch thick 50-inch plasma display, which heads up the company’s new UltraThin 1.5 family of products that also includes 1.5-inch thick LCD HDTVs.
The display, which Hitachi is quick to point out is among the largest and thinnest of its kind, will headline Hitachi’s release of plasma HDTVs in the A-, S-, V- and X-series, made up exclusively of 42- and 50-inch displays. While not quite 1.5 inches thick, the new plasma HDTVs will be available with manual swivel stands or remote-controlled powered swivel stands.
The A-series offers the 42-inch P42A202, 50-inch P50A202 and 50-inch P50A402. All feature three HDMI 1.3 inputs and a new UltraBlack Panels boxed cell structure for deeper black reproduction and deeper colors than their predecessors. The S-series P50S602 replaces the video processor with a newer PictureMaster HD VI chip. The 50-inch V-series P50V702 adds Reel60 processing technology that creates interpolated frames for 30 frames-per-second footage.