A member of Panasonic's seventh-generation Professional Series plasma displays, the 50-inch, widescreen TH-50PHD7UY is ideal for high-performance corporate installations, offering flexible and expandable input options as well as virtuoso features like horizontal/vertical image orientation and multi-screen options to create images as large as 200 inches in diameter (using 16 separate TH-50PHD7UY displays).
The monitor features super-high contrast (up to 3,000:1) and a native pixel count of 1,366 x 768 and can accept image inputs with resolutions of 1080p (24p/24sf), 1080i (50/60), 720p (50/60), 480p/i, and 576 p/i. It supports a range of PC input signals, including resolutions of VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, and UXGA.
The TH-50PHD7UY is a display only, not a television per se, which means you'll need a DTV or cable set-top box fro any television programming you wish to view. It's also as basic as possible, beyond its many core display technologies, so you can tailor it to your application(s) without paying for features (like speakers) which you may well have no use for. The detailed user's manual provides an exhaustive list of optional accessories and their model numbers, from additional terminal (input) boards to assorted wall mounts.
The panel's multi-function slot lets you add or exchange a variety of optional IT networking or audio/video input boards. Further, the display boasts significant improvements over previous Professional Series models in the areas of peak brightness (more then 10 percent higher than earlier generations), displayable colors, and service life.
Onboard picture-improving technologies include Panasonic's Real Black Drive System, a Deep Black filter, a Super Real Gamma System, Adaptive Automatic Gain Control (AGC), Motion Picture Disturbance (MPD) noise reduction, 3D color management, and active I/P (interlace/progressive) conversion.
The newly improved Super Real Gamma System reproduces gradations in brightness steps equivalent to 2,048 shades, with up to 8.58 billion colors to produce astonishing image depth and ultra-subtle nuances in dark scenes. A new Multi-facet Asymmetrical Configuration Hyper-pixel (MACH) panel features a bounded cell structure and new phosphor material that dramatically improves the panel's service life to 60,000 hours while boosting peak brightness and increasing the display's resistance to static-image burn-in to the level of CRT displays. (Panasonic defines service life as the period during which the display's light output is 50 percent or more of its original light output.)
Adaptive Automatic Gain Control (AGC) increases contrast while maintaining a high signal-to-noise ratio; Motion Picture Disturbance detects motion patterns that generate noise and adjusts the image to maximum quality without diminishing the quality of stationary background objects; a 3D Color Management system provides finer independent control and corrects hue, saturation, and brightness; and Active I/P (interlace/progressive) Conversion reduces interlace-to-progressive conversion noise.
The Dual Picture feature combines any 2 audio/video signals and displays them in 3 different modes (2 picture-in-picture and 1 picture-out-picture modes); digital zoom enlarges a portion of an image up to 4 times normal size for full-screen display.
This ultra-thin (3.7-inch) display offers a wide viewing angle of more than 160 degrees, so it's easy to read even if viewers are sitting or standing well off-axis from a front-on view.
The panel is equipped with a host of energy-saving functions, and its Contrast Automatic Tracking System (C.A.T.S.) senses ambient light and adjusts brightness and gradation accordingly. The addition of "menu" and "enter" buttons to the front panel gives you control of onscreen display functions without recourse to using the supplied remote control.
What's in the Box
TV, remote control, remote batteries (2 AA), 2 ferrite cores (small, large), 2 fixing bands, a warranty card, a user's manual, and an AC power cord.
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