August 30, 2005
Business Week has a pretty good run down of the new 55HDT51 Plasma TV from Hitachi. The new 55" Plasma features a motorized base, a very small footprint for such a large TV, and excellent picture quality when viewing DVDs and HDTV (duh?).
At Hitachi's Plasma TV Gets the Picture
July 22, 2005
Pioneer has some very cool new Plasma TVs in their "P.U.R.E Black Panel / NEW P.U.R.E Vision" lines. These HDTVs have a contrast ration of 4000:1 and have an overall power reduction of 20 to 30%.
Via Akihabara News at Pioneer
July 19, 2005
Showing off everything in your house has to be a trend TV really needed. I remember those dark years in the late 80's and early 90's when finding a TV in someone's house could be down right difficult. I'm glad flat panel TVs and other TV options are getting center stage in the room for TV viewing. If you spend big bucks on an item and it can also display a simulated fish tank, art, oh and episodes of Angel why would you want to hide it?
More thoughts at Apartment Therapy
July 14, 2005
Who needs 11 new LCD and Plasma HDMI TV's for mid August? WE DO!!!! The new line of Hitachi LCD & Plasma HDMI screens will start at 26" and go up to 55". Prices are going to be on the 3-6 thousand US range with 5 of the 11 new models having built in 160 GB HDD video recorders. YES!
Via Akihabara News
June 13, 2005
Everyone asks me this question every time they see my LCD TV. How did you pick it? What resolution is it? Why did you pick that one? Is that a good brand? Is the Sony the best? Read on at PC World.com and get the latest answers to; How to Buy A Flat-Screen TV...
Things are dropping big time in the plasma world for prices. You can pick up most models for $4000 or less if you stick to the 42" size due to its popularity. Though I'm not huge fan of plasma because it lacks the versatility of and LCD TV for most families (video games, TiVo and CNN = burn in for plasma) I'm sure that most movie watchers and TV hounds would love a 42" plasma set. PC World offers a great round up of 8 models you would want to check into.
April 7, 2005
I want every one of these babies!!!
"Panasonic has introduced three new plasma and six new LCD TVs in Japan, all of which are in the VIERA line. Scheduled to be released on May 1st, the plasmas will be available in 50, 42 and 37 inch sizes, and the LCDs in 32, 26, 23 and 19 inch sizes. The most expensive set is 650,000 yen, and the cheapest 160,000 yen it'll let you guess which models those correspond to. A point of interest for the plasma panels is the new PEAKS driver, resulting in a pretty nice 3,000:1 contrast ratio. There wasn't any mention of PEAKS being used on the LCDs. Also, the commercial image character for the new VIERAs will be Koyuki (of Last Samurai? fame)."
Via Via Panasonic's New Plasma, LCD VIERA Lineup : Gizmodo
March 28, 2005
I don't have 80 million bucks to put down on this 71" gold plated Plasma TV - but then again who does? :-) What these companies won't do to get some press. DAMN! They got me too!
"Last November, LG Electronics launched the LG LH-C643 home theatre system. Noted for being decorated with 24-carat gold, it's perfect for those who fear that their guests might somehow miss the 71-inch HD plasma telly, said then to be the biggest of its kind in the world. The gold was a wise move on the part of LG, because it was barely two months later when they were pipped for the title of World's Largest Plasma Display Panel TV by Samsung's 80-inch monstrosity, the HPR8072 , which comes only in boring old black. The LH-C643 costs a cool 80 million won."
Via Popgadget: Personal Tech for Women: Flashy entertainment
March 20, 2005
About.com has a pretty complete guide to plasma screens under $2000.
Via Top Picks: Biggest Plasma TV Screens Under $2000