Panasonic to preview world’s largest plasma at CEDIA next week

By Matthew Henry

GOLD COAST: Panasonic plans to wow the Australian consumer electronics industry next week with a demonstration of the world’s largest plasma panel at the annual Consumer Electronics Design and Installation Association (CEDIA) expo, which opens on the Gold Coast next Thursday.

The 103-inch (2.6 metre) high definition plasma, which features full 1080p HD resolution with 1920×1080 pixels, will be the centrepiece of Panasonic’s stand at the show.

Panasonic is promoting high definition as the theme of its CEDIA display, and will also showcase its 65-inch, 1080p resolution HD plasma playing a high definition Blu-ray disc demonstration.

The successor to the popular AE900 16:9 home theatre projector – the upcoming AX100 – will also be on display at CEDIA, along with Panasonic’s Viera range and some of the brand’s high-end professional theatre projectors such as the 4,500 lumen, single chip DLP PT-DW5000E, designed for suburban cinemas with up to 300 seats.

This year’s CEDIA expo is expected to be bigger than ever, with event organisers reporting that pre-booking has doubled this year and over 15 new exhibitors including Intel will be present at the show.

The annual event brings together consumer electronics suppliers, designers and professional installers in the audio visual, technology, lighting and security industries, and will run from Thursday 27 July to Saturday 29 July at the Gold Coast Convention Centre.

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