NEC Plasmas and projectors
NEC’s just released a batch of plasma screens and projectors for the home. The plasmas are: 42-inch 42XR3; the 50-inch 50XR3; the 61-inch 61XR3; and a 42-inch VGA model, the 42VR5. The high definition screens apparently have the highest contrast ratio, and are the brightest panels on the market. There’s seven video, DVD, broadcast and PC inputs and the plasmas come with display panels that maximise light efficiency and, we’re told, won an award this year at CEDIA in Australia. Meanwhile, these rather dinky DLP projectors offer resolutions of 852 x 480 pixels (the HT410) and 1024 x 578 pixels (the HT510).