|Vidikron Adds New 42-Inch High Definition Model To Its Line of Plasma Display Monitors|
|Home Theater News Plasma HDTV News|
|Written by AVRev.com|
|Thursday, 22 January 2004|
Vidikron has just introduced a new 42-inch high resolution 16:9 Plasma Display monitor. Continuing the evolution of the PlasmaView Series, the new VP-42HD has a native resolution of 1024x768, providing a high-resolution alternative to the enhanced resolution VP-42, recently introduced.
The VP-42HD and the recently introduced VP-42, VP-50, and VP-60 combine styling and design with HDTV capability (with outboard tuner/decoder, D-VHS or satellite receiver). The VP42-HD, like all models in the PlasmaView line, brings engineering innovations that provide brightness, contrast and black level performance with video processing.
All Vidikron monitors use Vidikron’s unique Dynamic Pixel Protection circuitry, which helps to protect the plasma panel from stationary image burn, a persistent industry-wide problem with previous plasma monitors and TV’s.
Vidikron’s superior video processing with 3:2 film detection circuitry is built into all Vidikron monitors. According to Vidikron, it provides detail and artifact-free video enhancement, enabling the new VP-42HD and all Vidikron monitors to reproduce even standard NTSC material at near HD quality. All models feature multiple aspect ratio control including Vidikron’s IntelliWide mode, offering the ability to view standard video formats in widescreen.
The VP-42HD and all models in the PlasmaView Series feature discrete IR and RS-232 controls to simplify custom installation applications, while discrete source and aspect ratio selection provide an interface for automation control systems. Mounting options include a tabletop stand or wall mounting kit.
The Vidikron PlasmaView VP-42 has a suggested retail price of $6,495, the VP-50 $11,995 and the VP-60 $19,995. All models will be available February, 2004.