New PDP-5000EX 1080P HD Pure Vision Black Plasma Display
PIONEER'S 1080P HD PURE VISION BLACK PLASMA DISPLAY PDP-5000EX DOUBLES PIXEL DENSITY FOR AMAZING FLAT-PANEL PICTURE
Pioneer, the brand that has established an iconic reputation for the superior performance of its plasma displays, today announces the launch of one of the world's first 50” 1080p plasma displays, a technological innovation that doubles pixel density and resolution to deliver the best flat-panel picture quality. Pioneer's plasma display PDP-5000EX with 1920 X 1080 resolution is capable of displaying the entire range of HD sources including 720p, 1080i and 1080p .
“Whether consumers are watching the football game or the big parade, Pioneer's PDP-5000EX will literally make them part of the action. Great HD quality captivates viewers who will experience the difference that comes with Pioneer's best-in-class products as they hear the roar of the crowd and see each individual flower petal on the parade floats,” observes Jim Catcheside, Product Manager, Product Management & Technology, Home Entertainment Division, Pioneer GB Limited
Behind the visual appeal of a PURE Vision Black plasma display is the technology that creates a 1080p native resolution with more than 2 million individual pixels. The PDP-5000EX combines the higher pixel count of 1080i with the faster refresh rate of 720p allowing for a smooth, accurate picture for fast-moving content such as action films or sports with the amazingly sharp, bright, accurate picture quality for which Pioneer is known. The PDP-5000EX is a new dimension in HD from Pioneer paving the way towards the ultimate home theatre.
“Our new 1080p plasma display is a milestone achievement that represents Pioneer's relentless pursuit of excellence. Achieving a 1080p native resolution has been a goal since Pioneer began plasma R&D in 1991. The proprietary technologies developed since that time now enable us to achieve the engineering feat of doubling the pixel density and resolution in a 50” plasma display,” says Jim.
In addition to displaying 1080p signals, the PDP-5000EX can up convert all other sources for improved HD image detail, colour accuracy and fast moving image clarity. The Pioneer PURE Vision Black 1080p plasma display will accept both standard definition and high definition sources and automatically smart convert these to deliver the highest resolution picture possible.
Pioneer proprietary technology that makes 1080p possible includes:
The Pioneer PURE Vision Black PDP-5000EX will be available in June 2006.
About Pioneer GB Limited
Pioneer GB Limited is the UK subsidiary of Pioneer Europe NV which in turn, is the regional European headquarters of Pioneer Corporation, a global leader in electronics and audio/video products for the home, car, commerce and industry. The company focusses on the following domains: optical disc technology (DVD, Blu-ray Disc), plasma display panels (PDP), and in-car navigation and AV systems. The Pioneer shares are traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.