NEC launch high-end PlasmaSync monitor range for home cinema enthusiasts

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NEC have announced that it is targeting its latest range of large plasma displays at the home theatre enthusiast who is ‘looking for the best in contrast, brightness, clarity, and performance’.

The new XR range of PlasmaSync screens come in three sizes: 42, 50 and 60 inches.

They contain AMX Café Duet, a language that enables the plasma to communicate with a range of digital and audio devices. For the first time the range also includes the Bonded Colour Filter, helping to reduce reflection and improve brightness, as well as Red Colour Purity (improves skin tones), Auto Dynamic Gamma Correction (ADGC) to enhance moving picture images between light and dark scenes detail, improved white balance stability, and auto brightness control.

They come with 2 HDMI inputs as well as the usual collection of analogue inputs.

Plasmas are often criticised for being more power-hungry than LCDs. At least NEC have reduced power consumption on these models by 22% over their previous ones.

“The new range has been designed with the high end consumer in mind. These plasmas are designed to be professionally installed and integrated into built-in home entertainment systems, or the discerning consumers who want the best in visual performance ” said Simeon Joseph, NEC product manager.

“The XR series is the future in high performance integrated plasmas, designed for high-end consumers with state of the art homes now, or being designed and built for the enjoyment of High Definition content from HDTV to games, PC’s and home entertainment servers.”

Searching for them? The model numbers are 42XR5, 50XR6 and 60XR5. No word on exact pricing or availability yet, but let’s face it, they aren’t going to be cheap.

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Andy Merrett