June 09, 2010
| by Stephen Hopkins
Was that 84-inch 4K 3D LCD introduced by LG a few weeks back not enough screen real estate for you? Do you have an entire wall you need to cover with 3D?
Well, you’re in luck. Panasonic is shipping a 152-inch 4K resolution 3D plasma this fall.
Size isn’t all that Panasonic’s new beast has going for it. With 5,000,000:1 native contrast ratio, blacks will stay rich and deep even when on-screen characters reach life-size. 4K resolution inputs come via DVI and HD-SDI, while two HDMI ports are present for more traditional sources.
If 152 inches are a few too many, Panasonic will also be releasing 85- and 103-inch models. The smaller models will only have 1080p resolution, but they won’t require a forklift to be moved.
Panasonic will begin taking orders July 1 and expects U.S. shipments to start this fall, with other markets in the near future. Pricing has not released.
Stephen Hopkins is chief technology editor for EH Publishing. He writes product reviews, features, and focuses heavily on 3D TV, iPhone and iPad apps, and digital content.