Panasonic 152'' 3D Plasma HDTV is Dreamworthy

Ever wanted a massive wall of plasma TV? Panasonic has been the answer with its 150-inch plasma TV since its reveal at CES of 2008.

Panasonic is rolling out a new model at CES 2010, adding a couple of inches more. Yes, that's right, there's a 152-inch plasma TV from Panasonic for this year – and it's not only bigger, it knows new tricks.

Just like the previous model, this new152-inch display features a 4K x 2K definition Full HD plasma display. What's new, however, is that it'll be capable of 3D. The display features a new plasma display panel (PDP) Panasonic developed with its new "super-efficient quadruple luminous efficiency technology," which enhances PDP’s unique advantages as a self-illuminating device.

According to Panasonic:

Self-illuminating plasma panels offer excellent response to moving images with full movition picture resolution3), making them suitable for rapid 3D image display.  By employing the newly-developed ultra high-speed 3D drive technology, which adopts the super-efficient quadruple luminous efficiency technology, the new panel achieves a higher illuminating speed, about one fourth the speed of conventional Full HD panels4).  This technology enables high-quality Full HD 3D display on the ultra large 152-inch 4K x 2K (4,096 x 2,160 pixels) panel.

The panel also incorporates a crosstalk reduction technology, essential for producing clear 3D images.

How much is the ultra-large 152-inch Full HD 3D PDP, we're not sure yet, but if you have to ask… perhaps you should consider the 50-inch Class Full HD 3D PDP that will also hit later this year. Pricing for both are still unannounced.

Marcus Yam is a technology evangelist for Intel Corporation, the latest in a long line of tech-focused roles spanning a more than 20-year career in the industry. As Executive Editor, News on Tom's Guide and Tom's Hardware, Marcus was responsible for shaping the sites' news output, and he also spent a period as Editor of Outdoors & Sports at Digital Trends.

  • Honis
    Will that even fit through a normal door?!
  • micky_lund
    are...but is that all sweet dreams are made of? :P
  • ckiraly the voice of Dr.! muah ha ha
  • bayouboy
    Forget about the price, at this size, I just have to ask how a unit like this is better than a projector? This thing probably weighs a good bit, but its dimensions make it extremely difficult to get into a building. I am pretty sure you will have to cut a hole in the wall. I know projectors only work well in low lit rooms, but that is what theater rooms are for and that is the only use I see for a screen like this. I'm not going to having something like this in a living room, it just takes up too much space.

    Most importantly, I can just see someone either accidentally hitting the screen or falling on it and permanently ruining it. No such worries with a projector.
  • womble
    Holy cow!...grab 3 for some ATI Eyefinity action.
  • frozenlead
    This thing probably needs its own 15 amp breaker...whoa..
  • audioee
    HonisWill that even fit through a normal door?!
    The asian girl next to it is probably kind of short, so there is a good chance it will just fit.

    Soldier37If I won the lottery this would be my very first purchase, second would be a 2010 F150 SVT Raptor, third would be a nice house to put them in.
    House first to put the TV somewhere, truck second to get the TV home, then the TV. Gotta think logistics of getting that TV.
  • hellwig
    Wow, install that on an exterior wall of your house, the radiant heat might cause issues otherwise. Heck, install it AS an exterior wall of your house, big as that sucker is.

    TVs are quickly out-pacing the resolution of the video images they are displaying. 4096x2160? Clearly its intended as a display for businesses or something.

    I remember my uncle buying a big 64-inch rear-projection TV. The thing was enormous and had a really good picture, but only supported Component video, no HDMI (nor did it include a digital TV receiver). Since hi-def blu-ray requires HDMI, the thing was basically just an expensive waste (though he was able to find a hi-def digital TV receiver that had component output). My point is, by the time this TV's specs can be realized, it will be real old and probably won't have the proper inputs to work properly.
  • Based on a 16:9 ratio the height of the display area itself is just under 74.5". Most doorways are 80" tall. That would be a tight fit.
  • Why couldn't this just be the wall (all the walls) of my house? I could virtually be outside, virtually be in Hawaii, and many other unmentionable places.