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Samsung Claims Largest Plasma Display - 102 inches diagonally [merged]

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...pcworld/119000
Samsung SDI has developed what it claims is the world's largest PDP (plasma display panel), measuring 102 inches diagonally.

The company plans to start producing the panels during the first half of 2005 at its Chonan factory in Chungchon, South Korea (news - web sites). Samsung SDI expects Samsung Electronics to buy the 102-inch panels and make them into TVs at a later time, says Samsung SDI spokesperson Bryan Sohn. The company would not reveal the prices for the panels at this time.

The panels are capable of a high-definition resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels, a brightness of 1000 candelas per square meter and a contrast ratio of 2000:1, Sohn says.
Lower Prices?

The production technology used to build the panels could potentially help to reduce prices for smaller PDPs. Rather than using a separate piece of glass for each panel it makes, the company can fabricate four 50-inch panels from a single, larger piece of glass, resulting in a lower cost per panel, Sohn says.

As well as being good for consumers, the lower prices would be a boost for electronics companies like Samsung Electronics, which has seen growing demand for big-screen TVs, he says.

Samsung SDI will produce the 102-inch panels on a newly-built manufacturing line. Production volume has yet to be announced but is not expected to be large, Sohn says.

The giant panel will give Samsung SDI bragging rights over South Korean rival LG Electronics, which has been in a tit-for-tat battle with Samsung over who can produce the biggest panel.

In October 2003, LG Electronics announced the development of a prototype 76-inch screen. Three months later, Samsung SDI said it had developed an 80-inch panel, but TVs have not yet been made commercially at that size, Sohn says.
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Samsung proves that size does matter.

http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmp...pcworld/119000

Samsung Claims Largest Plasma Display



Samsung SDI has developed what it claims is the world's largest PDP (plasma display panel), measuring 102 inches diagonally.

The company plans to start producing the panels during the first half of 2005 at its Chonan factory in Chungchon, South Korea (news - web sites). Samsung SDI expects Samsung Electronics to buy the 102-inch panels and make them into TVs at a later time, says Samsung SDI spokesperson Bryan Sohn. The company would not reveal the prices for the panels at this time.

The panels are capable of a high-definition resolution of 1920 pixels x 1080 pixels, a brightness of 1000 candelas per square meter and a contrast ratio of 2000:1, Sohn says.

Lower Prices?

The production technology used to build the panels could potentially help to reduce prices for smaller PDPs. Rather than using a separate piece of glass for each panel it makes, the company can fabricate four 50-inch panels from a single, larger piece of glass, resulting in a lower cost per panel, Sohn says.

As well as being good for consumers, the lower prices would be a boost for electronics companies like Samsung Electronics, which has seen growing demand for big-screen TVs, he says.

Samsung SDI will produce the 102-inch panels on a newly-built manufacturing line. Production volume has yet to be announced but is not expected to be large, Sohn says.

The giant panel will give Samsung SDI bragging rights over South Korean rival LG Electronics, which has been in a tit-for-tat battle with Samsung over who can produce the biggest panel.

In October 2003, LG Electronics announced the development of a prototype 76-inch screen. Three months later, Samsung SDI said it had developed an 80-inch panel, but TVs have not yet been made commercially at that size, Sohn says.
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I got this from the article:



It sounded a lot bigger than it looks, but that's still pretty impressive.
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Frickin' awesome.
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And it'll probably just start looking ok when you get 30 or more feet back from it.
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Perhaps plasma is not dead.
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Originally Posted by sdcrym
I got this from the article:



It sounded a lot bigger than it looks, but that's still pretty impressive.
HD would look great on it, but I wonder how a DVD would look?
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Minutes matter too.
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Now that I think about it, I don't think that picture does it justice. I'd like to see it in person (in my living room) to really get a feel for its size.
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but how much does it cost?
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Originally Posted by Deftones
but how much does it cost?
I'm guessing it's reasonably costly.

Don't forget, late in November:

LG unveils 71-Inch Plasma for $75,000
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doesn't that resolution seem a little low for something that size?
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Not for video use at typical viewing distances.
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It's certainly is big, but nothing too extraordinary.
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Originally Posted by sdcrym
I got this from the article:



It sounded a lot bigger than it looks, but that's still pretty impressive.
You know that those women are 6'6" and 6'3" professional basketball players, right? More impressive when you know that.
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The Japanese don't know how to advertise. Mostly men will buy this thing.

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That's one big ass... measured diagonally even.
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I thought Samsung was a Korean company.
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Originally Posted by dhasegaw
I thought Samsung was a Korean company.
You thought right.
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Since we're getting picky, you're both wrong. It's South Korean.

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