Panasonic develops 85-inch full HD plasma TV


Even though LCD is clearly the dominant technology in the TV market, Panasonic still believes in the merits of plasma displays. The company currently showcases a new 85-inch monster plasma TV [JP] at the InfoComm in Orlando, Florida (the screen size is equal to that of four 42-inchers combined).

Made for professional use, the display is second in size to Panasonic own’s 103-inch PDP model. And the 85-inch plasma has some great specs: full HD resolution, 40,000:1 contrast ratio (2,000,000:1 max.), 99mm thickness, and 100,000 hours life span.

Panasonic plans to start selling this TV both in Japan and the US this fall, but the company hasn’t announced pricing plans yet.