Put this on your Christmas list:
Pioneer Electronics’ Mac compatible, third-generation 43-inch PureVision XGA plasma monitor. And then hope that Santa can spare US$11,500 to get one for you.
The PDP-433CMX marks the first true progressive XGA plasma display panel in the 40-inch class to achieve a 16:9 aspect ratio, true uncompressed high definition and display a native XGA resolution of 1024 x 768, according to Craig McManis, Pioneer’s vice president of marketing for the home entertainment division. With the industry’s first expansion slot to provide an open architecture, the PDP-433CMX provides systems integrators and resellers with the flexibility to install the plasma in complex environments such as networks or custom mainframes, he added.
The expansion slot offers compatibility with DVI, FireWire, TCP/IP and any other analog or digital data signal. The PDP-433CMX boasts 10-bit sampling per color pixel to enhance image clarity and advanced continuous emission display for better rendering of low- and mid-level details and overall image quality.
The display, developed using Pioneer’s deep encased cell structure technology, increases peak brightness levels and display detail by preventing light leakage from adjacent cells, according to McManis. In bright applications, Pioneer’s unique true color filter reduces reflection from external light, resulting in bright contrast that is more than 150 percent higher than the previous generation, he added.
The PDP-433CMX offers increased peak brightness levels, color reproduction and enhanced contrast, while providing compatibility for a wide range of high-definition computer signals. The unit can display personal computer signals ranging from 640 x 480 (VGA) to 1600 x 1200 (UXGA) signals.
The plasma display also has multiple power save modes, including long-life, high-brightness, and energy-efficient modes of operation. Weighing 69 pounds, the PDP-433CMX it can be mounted on walls and ceilings horizontally or vertically in showroom, trade-show or exhibition settings.