Plasma televisions archive

  • LG 32PG6000 television  review
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    LG 32PG6000 television review

    By 16 September 2008

    With a slim screen that seems moulded from a single pane of glass, the 32PG6000 is something of a design coup for LG. But there’s something else up its sleeve that makes this flat telly truly unique: it’s a plasma. All other 32-inch TVs are LCDs....

  • Pioneer shows off plasma KRP-500A and KRP-600A
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    Pioneer shows off plasma KRP-500A and KRP-600A

    By 3 September 2008

    Pioneer showed off the next evolution of their plasma screen in the form of the KRP-500A (50 inch) and KRP-600A (60 inch) today. The screens are paired with the KRP-M01 as a separate media receiver "delivering uncompromised quality, finely-tuned performance...

  • LG uncovers more on the PG7000 plasma
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    LG uncovers more on the PG7000 plasma

    By 27 August 2008

    After using IFA to make the announcement of its LCD HD TV, the LG7000 Scarlet, LG also took the opportunity to talk about its latest plasma screen - the PG7000. Announced earlier in the year and previously expected for a July release, it seems LG wanted...

  • Panasonic's 103-inch TV
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    Panasonic's 103-inch TV

    By 26 August 2008

    What better to get the crowds craning their necks to see the goodies on your stand than a 103-inch plasma TV. Yes - just in time for IFA, which kicks off in Berlin later this week - Panasonic has unveiled the TH-103PZ800. Obviously the notable feature...

  • Panasonic say Plasma good for 42 years
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    Panasonic say Plasma good for 42 years

    By 18 August 2008

    Panasonic has said that its latest range of Plasma televisions will last longer than the average working life in a bold claim we won't be able to tell you is true any time soon. According to the television maker, its 2008 line of 1080p VIERA Plasma HDTVs...

  • Samsung Series 7 plasma televisions launch
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    Samsung Series 7 plasma televisions launch

    By 23 July 2008

    Samsung has launched its Series 7 plasma HDTVs featuring Samsung's "Touch of Color" designed bezel. Poetically described as "born from the craftsmanship behind delicately blown glass to the balanced beauty of a sunset", the ToC design basically features...

  • Samsung to debut "Crystal Design" TVs at IFA
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    Samsung to debut "Crystal Design" TVs at IFA

    By 10 July 2008

    Samsung has announced it will showcase its new range of Crystal Design series LCD and PDP TVs at IFA 2008 at the end of August. As well as stylish looks, Samsung says the "exciting new connectivity features" of the 750 and 950 Series will set them apart...

  • Pioneer KURO PDP-LX5090 television review
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    Pioneer KURO PDP-LX5090 television review

    By 4 July 2008

    When a plasma TV was as widely commended as the last generation KURO, it was always going to be a tough act to follow. Have Pioneer done enough to justify their status at the top? From a design point of view it can’t really be faulted – a simple gloss...

  • Pioneer launches new KURO plasmas and monitors
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    Pioneer launches new KURO plasmas and monitors

    By 27 June 2008

    Pioneer has announced the UK launch of its "enhanced" KURO plasma TVs with separate media receiver – the 50-inch KRP-500A and 60-inch KRP-600A – together with its 50-inch KRP-500M and 60-inch KRP-600M monitors. The new models are HD ready 1080p and...

  • The Wilkerson 1950s TV
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    The Wilkerson 1950s TV

    By 13 June 2008

    It may boast a 42 inch plasma screen, but the M21 Flat Panel would not look out of place in a 1950s home being watched by a man in slippers, smoking a pipe. The design by Joe Wilkerson is just a concept at the moment, but should it draw enough interest,...

  • Pioneer launches new Kuro
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    Pioneer launches new Kuro

    By 23 May 2008

    Pioneer has said that the concept designs that it showed off at this year’s CES have a long way to go before becoming reality. Referring to the Kuro Super Black concept design, a spokesman for the company said that the ability to pack the technology...

  • Panasonic PZ850 web-enabled TVs launch
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    Panasonic PZ850 web-enabled TVs launch

    By 23 May 2008

    Panasonic has announced the availability of its web-enabled PZ850 series of Viera Plasma HDTVs in the States. The now flagship line offers "VIERA CAST" which gives access to what Panny describes as some of the most popular content sites on the internet...

  • Pioneer launches 2008 range of Kuro plasma TVs
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    Pioneer launches 2008 range of Kuro plasma TVs

    By 7 May 2008

    Over in the States Pioneer has announced a new line of Kuro plasma flat screen displays with 50-inch and 60-inch 1080p models revealed. The new Kuros reduce the display's idle luminance and improve black levels five times over the previous 2007 models...

  • Pioneer and Panasonic in PDP partnership
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    Pioneer and Panasonic in PDP partnership

    By 25 April 2008

    Pioneer and Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., best known to consumers for its Panasonic products, have announced they have reached a "basic agreement on a comprehensive PDP business alliance to further progress and reinforce the PDP businesses". The...

  • Panasonic to put plasma displays in phones - UPDATED
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    Panasonic to put plasma displays in phones - UPDATED

    By 3 April 2008

    Panasonic has revealed plans to incorporate newly developed, miniature plasma displays in telephones, and other small consumer electronics products. The new low-voltage plasma technology will be used as plasma video displays for mobile phones to use with...

  • Pioneer ends plasma production
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    Pioneer ends plasma production

    By 7 March 2008

    After announcing around a £70 million loss for the last year, Pioneer has now officially announced that the company has decided to stop production of its Kuro plamsa TVs in order to "resolve to restructure its display business and implement measures...

  • Panasonic launches 2008 Viera plasma TVs
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    Panasonic launches 2008 Viera plasma TVs

    By 3 March 2008

    Panasonic has released details of their new range of full HD and HD ready Viera plasma TVs, including a new 46-inch model added to the line-up. The PZ85 Full HD Series, available in March, is equipped with the new "Intelligent Frame Creation" feature....

  • BBC to start 3D film trials at Six Nations Rubgy
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    BBC to start 3D film trials at Six Nations Rubgy

    By 29 February 2008

    The BBC is to trial filming in 3D to a select audience next month. The Beeb plans to film the England and Scotland game of the Rubgy Six Nations. According to reports online although technical details for the event have not been finalised it is understood...

  • LG showcases fashion-led televisions
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    LG showcases fashion-led televisions

    By 14 February 2008

    LG has showcased a new "cutting edge TV collection" at the London Fashion Week. The flagship model of LG's new LCD range is the HD ready 1080p LG6000, a TV with a slim silhouette and a unique red-coloured back while a round LED light aperture gives the...

  • Pioneer goes white with Shiro Kuro
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    Pioneer goes white with Shiro Kuro

    By 8 February 2008

    Pioneer has announced that it is launching a limited edition white version of its award winning plasma television range, the Kuro. The set, which will be called the Shiro Kuro, will come with a 50-inch screen and offer the same performance and spec as...

  • 15 Panasonic 103-inch TVs sold last year
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    15 Panasonic 103-inch TVs sold last year

    By 17 January 2008

    According to the Commercial Times, just 15 Panasonic 103-inch plasma TVs have been sold since last December, although priced at around the £32k mark, we're not entirely shocked by the low turnover. Apparently the monster screens have been shipped to...

  • CES 2008: Pioneer "Project Kuro" ultra-thin PDP display
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    CES 2008: Pioneer "Project Kuro" ultra-thin PDP display

    By 7 January 2008

    As part of Pioneer's "Project Kuro" concepts, that also includes the "Extreme Contrast" absolute black television, the compant has developed a super-skinny plasma television. Just 9mm thick, or thin as no doubt the press info states, the screen matches...

  • CES 2008: Pioneer Project Kuro "Extreme Contrast" up close
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    CES 2008: Pioneer Project Kuro "Extreme Contrast" up close

    By 7 January 2008

    Pioneer's Kuro plamsa television range has been well received so far (winning a Pocket-lint award among others) but the company are not sitting on their laurels and just basking in the glow of critical success. Shown as a concept, with no hints of when...

  • CES 2008: Panasonic shows 150-inch plasma
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    CES 2008: Panasonic shows 150-inch plasma

    By 7 January 2008

    It's always battle of the biggest at tech shows (at least as far as TVs go) and CES is no exception. Coming at you from the but-it's-too-big-to-fit-in-my-house department, Panasonic presented their 150-inch PDP display. It's a thing of beauty, and yes,...

  • CES 2008: Panasonic goes big with 150-inch Plasma TV
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    CES 2008: Panasonic goes big with 150-inch Plasma TV

    By 7 January 2008

    Panasonic has announced the launch of the world's biggest TV at CES in Las Vegas. The new Plasma television is a whopping 150-inches in size and stands over 6ft tall. Those looking to install one in their living, better have the cash for it. The TV costs...