Hitachi 1080p Plasmas and an 120 Hz LCD

While there was no pricing or availability info, Hitachi’s 65-inch 1080p plasma sure was pretty. They also were showing a 42-inch 1920-by-1080 panel. While the necessity of that resolution in a panel that size is dubious at best, it was cool none the less. It uses ALiS, so it’s possible to call this a 1080i plasma.

Shipping in a few weeks is the 37HLX99, a 768p panel that refreshes at 120Hz. In between the actual frames are “dark” frames that are can vary somewhat in brightness depending on the video signal. This should cut down on motion blur, and possibly increase the black level. More on this tech in the future.