Panasonic VIERA TC-P42GT25 42-inch 1080p 3D Plasma HDTV, Black
Date first available at Amazon.com: September 26, 2010
$1,699.95 Click to see price
3 used & new from $1,099.99
– THX Certified 41.6-inch plasma HDTV panel with full 1080p HD resolution, 16:9 aspect ratio
– Full HD 3D sends a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image to each eye, for sharp, crisp 3D images
– Infinite Black Panel Pro includes new phosphor technology for deep blacks and vivid images with minimal reflection
– Enjoy VIERA Cast Internet TV services such as Netflix and Skype with wired (included) or wireless LAN connection
– 3 HDMI, 2 composite with audio, 2 component with audio, 1 analog audio, and 1 PC input; USB and LAN ports
Step into the 3D WorldTM. The VIERA® GT25 Series Full HD 3D Plasmas create an all new viewing experience by putting you inside the action and creating a new world of TV viewing realism.
Frame Sequential Technology
Full HD Signals for Each Eye
The technology in which the left-eye and right-eye 3D images are sent to the viewer is key to the 3D image quality. For this, Full HD 3D uses something called Frame Sequential technology. First, the plasma display panel, which has a number of inherent advantages for moving picture resolution, was further advanced to allow images for each of the left and right eyes to be alternately reproduced at the rate of 60 frames per second (fps), making a total fps for both eyes. Viewers watch the images through high-precision 3D Eyewear*, which open and close the left and right shutters in synchronization with the alternating images. As a result, a separate 1920 x 1080 full-HD image is sent to each eye. This addresses the image quality problems and blurring that were common to previous 3D systems, and creates sharp, crisp 3D images.
* 3D Eyewear not included.
High-speed 3D Drive Technology
Greater Beauty for Both 2D and 3D Images
The Frame Sequential technology of Full HD 3D requires the images to be displayed at 1/120 of a second, which is twice as fast as ordinary full-HD images. If the luminescence time for each frame were simply shortened, the screen brightness would be lowered. To solve this problem, the luminescence time was shortened and the luminescence intensity was raised, which made it possible to produce bright, crisp 3D images.