Panasonic Lifts the Veil on Prototype 3D Plasma TV

Posted Wed Sep 30, 2009 at 08:00 AM PDT by Mike Attebery

Panasonic’s newly shown set could be on shelves as early as next year.

It’s been just about a month since Panasonic announced they’d be selling 3D HD sets in 2010, and they’ve got much to show for it. The new 3D Plasma set was shown at the company headquarters in Osaka on Monday morning and is slated to appear in early October at a Japanese electronics show known as Ceatec.

The new Panasonic prototype uses active shutter glasses, just like Sony’s 3D sets will, rather than the passive glasses found in movie theaters. The television and glasses work in tandem to create the 3D effect.

Panasonic has stated that they needed to build this set from the ground up to make everything work to their standards. Due to the rapid switching of pictures, new PDP materials were required as well as new chips. They’ve taken everything into consideration including the phosphors they use, opting for those with a short time of luminescence decay to ensure there aren’t any images lingering.

Source: PC World

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