Pioneer's 50" 1080p plasma heads for Europe


Over at HDTV UK, there’s news of a “world’s first” – for getting a 50 inch, 1080p plasma to the market. The claim is made by Pioneer, which is bringing the PDP-5000EX to Europe before other markets sometime in June.

The PDP-5000EX has a wealth of features that give it an edge on the few other 1080p rivals on the market, including the PUREBLACK Crystal layer – a material sandwiched between the plasma glass and light cell that serves to improve brightness and reduce power consumption, plus the strangely-named “Deep Waffle Rib Structure” which is important specifically for the purpose of that 1080p resolution – basically the image stays sharp and bright as a result.

Want to know more? Head over to HDTV UK now for this and everything else in the fast-moving world of HD.

Dave Walker
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