Saturday, April 14, 2007

Important features of TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700, Full HD Plasma TV released by Panasonic

V-real Pro II Technology : Panasonic came out with improved version of V-real collection of technologies into V-real Pro II systems exclusively and incorporated in both TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700.

1080p Digital Processing Chip-Set : The 1080p signal format used by Blu-ray Discs offers the highest image quality among high-definition video sources. The VIERA processor which are used in TH-42PZ700 and TH-50PZ700 receives 1080p video signals in their original format and displaying the same image quality without any down-convertion .

1080p Digital Re-mastering Processor: The processor is used to convert signals of present TV broadcasts and DVD software to high-definition video quality. This up-converts of video quality without causing any loss of image detail. More over it applies progressive conversion to upgrade 1080i high-definition video signals to 1080p signals. This makes VIERA to render pictures that are more beautiful and sharp than the original.

Digital Optimizer : Digital Optimizer used to detect noise in digital video signals and remove them.

Motion Pattern Noise Reduction : This mechanism first detects the false contour noise that sometimes occurs in motion images on a plasma display panel to reproduce smooth, noiseless motion images then makes the necessary adjustments to maximize image quality. This results in sharp, clear reproduction of even high-speed motion images by maximizing the superb gradation capability of the plasma display panel.

Gradation: 4,096 Equivalent Steps of Gradation : To take maximum advantage of the full-HD panel's high resolution, VIERA uses up to 16-bit signal processing. This increases gradation to the equivalent of 4,096 steps, which minimizes noise and blackout. Both light and dark parts of an image are expressed clearly and beautifully.

HD Signal Quality Directly Reflected in Picture Quality : Full-HD Panel. With its 1920 x 1080 resolution, VIERA's full-HD panel displays beautiful images without needing to perform pixel conversion for the 1080p video signals processed by the video circuitry. Because the super-high resolution of the full-HD panel is best appreciated on a large screen, Panasonic offers the full-HD panel in 50-inch and larger models. You can enjoy images with stunning detail and beauty not only from HD broadcasts, but from Blu-ray sources as well.

Beautiful Images from Any Angle:When you view an LCD from an angle, you'll notice that the skin tones appear whitish. But with VIERA plasma display panel, colours look virtually just as good from a sharp angle as they do from directly in front.

Superb Motion Image Display:Each pixel in a plasma display panel emits light. Compared to an LCD, which displays images by adjusting the backlighting, the plasma display panel maintains higher resolution in scenes with fast motion. You'll love the clear, super-sharp images you get from VIERA when viewing action movies or watching football or baseball games, tennis matches, and other sports events.

Faithful Colour Reproduction: VIERA reproduces 100% of the colour range specified in HDTV standard. This standard are based on a set of specifications which measures image quality it produces. VIERA reproduces images from digital HD broadcasts in their true original colour, with minimal colour shift.

Advanced 3D Colour Management :This feature controls multiple colours at the same time . It brings out the best quality of image by independently adjusting the colour hue, density and brightness.

Sub-Pixel Controller : This system helps to improve image quality by adjusting each R, G and B dot, so it delivers smooth contour lines even at diagonal sections.

Friday, April 13, 2007

BD-UP5000 : Duo Hd Player from Samsung that Supports Both HD and Blu-ray

Samsung Electronics going to introduce dual format High-Definition (HD) optical disc player in time for the holidays. This is always a vital decision whether to buy HD-DVD player or Blu-ray Disc player. This new device can help to have both facility in a single box.

Samsung’s Duo HD player (BD-UP5000) will fully support both HD-DVD and Blu-ray Disc formats and their interactive technologies, HDi and BD-Java. With the Duo HD consumers can enjoy additional studio content such as trailers, director’s comments, more elaborate interactive menus and behind the scene footage. The new Duo HD joins Samsung’s next generation DVD line-up which includes Samsung’s second generation Blu-ray player available at retail this month. Together, these two models offer the consumer a strong line of High-Definition players to match Samsung’s award winning, and best selling, line of HDTVs.

"We welcome Samsung's Duo HD player as another solution in the marketplace that will help reduce consumer confusion and buyer hesitancy towards HD media," said Ron Sanders, President of Warner Home Video. "This is an innovative product that can move us closer to mainstream consumer adoption of HD technologies."

“We are very pleased to announce the upcoming release of our Duo HD player. Consumers are hungry for more HD content but are currently confused about competing formats. Samsung’s Duo HD player will allow consumers access to every HD movie title available regardless of the authoring format. Samsung is committed to making life simpler through technology and will market next generation DVD products which will satisfy the consumer and market requirement. This is a big win for the consumer.

As a member of the DVD Forum and contributor to the DVD Industry, we recognize that both HD-DVD and BD formats have merits. As such, we have decided to market a dual format player. Samsung is flexible to market a stand-alone HD-DVD player whenever consumers demand it. Our main concern is not technology but consumer choice” said Dongsoo Jun, Executive Vice President of the Digital AV Division at Samsung Electronics.

Friday, April 6, 2007

Plasma TV and LCD, which is better?

If you are planning to buy new TV, It is not easy to decide whether to buy a plasma TV or LCD. Here is a very short comparison of these two. Hope this can help you to decide which one you should go for.

Screen size: Screen size is the most important factor whether to choose Plasma or LCD. LCD can give you the best performance for small size screen. Normally LCD televisions are available with screen size in between 13 inch to 45 inches. If you are looking for bigger screen you can have more choice with Plasma TVs. Most of the plasma TV screen size in between 32 to 63 inches.

Power consumption:In normal operating condition there is not much difference in power consumption. However in plasma TV power consumption varies based on the brightness of a scene. If you like to view with bright screen in plasma TV power consumption will be more then the darker screen. But this is not the same for LCD. There power consumption not depending on brightness.

Life span:ife span of both plasma TV and LCD are almost same. Ideally their life span is around 60000 hours. Some LCD manufacturer claims their LCD TVs can last upto 80000 hours.

Refresh Rate: Plasma displays refresh and handle rapid movements in video, here the refresh rate is as good as CRT televisions. LCD TVs were originally designed for data display. Therefore refresh rates are not as good as Plasma TV. LCD TVs available with refresh rates below 16ms. Now-days they are available with refresh rates as low as 5ms.

Price : Perhaps the biggest advantage plasmas have now over their LCD cousins is price, particularly in the large screen end of the market. Plasmas typically come in larger sizes than LCDs at a cheaper price.