LCD manufactures have been hyping up their 1080p product for months now. Where is plasma in all this? Will plasma lovers (and/or LCD haters) be “stuck” at 720p? Not for much longer.
We’ll skip over the fact that you don’t need 1080p in screen sizes less than 60 inches and move on. After all, I don’t think any of you care that you can’t see the extra resolution in smaller screen sizes. Honestly, I know I don’t.
At CEATEC this year several companies were showing off 1080p plasmas. In fact, you could have bought a 1080p plasma for months now. Could have, if you flew to Japan to pick it up and can read Japanese to navigate the menus. I’m sure at CES next week we’ll see 1080p plasmas all over the place.
The question is: When can we see the real deal?” I’m going to sound like an actual journalist for a second and report that “undisclosed sources” inside two of the main plasma manufactures say we should see 1080p plasmas here mid-year. Ok, so it’s not that much of a secret, but it is undeniably cool.
Oh, and it doesn’t look like much, but the picture above is a 50-inch Panasonic 1080p plasma. Next to it was a 65. They looked very pretty...