(Nikkei BP Group)
(No.1 High-Tech News Site in Japanese)
| Daewoo Electronics Develops 42-in. Wall-Hanging PDP TV
October 20, 1998 (SEOUL) -- Daewoo Electronics Co., Ltd. developed a
42-in. plasma display panel (PDP) TV, measuring only 11 cm thick, the
slimmest of its kind unveiled by a Korean company.
|The company said the wall-hanging TV, co-developed with its affiliated
company Orion Electric Co., will be on display at a home electronics
fair to be held at the Korea Exhibition Center starting Oct. 21.
Daewoo said the new TV will go on sale at about 5 million won-7 million
won (US$3,730-US$5,220) later this year.
"Because the picture and sound units are integrated, our product has
become a plug-and-view TV, requiring no extra device," a company official
"And there is no picture distortion due to a flat-panel design with a
screen ratio of 6 to 4," the official added.
In advanced PDP display devices, full color pictures are created by activating
a gas mix between two glass panels at a high voltage.
Large screens of up to 70 inches can be built using current technology,
which is not possible for LCDs (liquid-crystal displays).
Japanese manufacturers are selling 42-in. PDPs and some industry leaders
have even developed 50-in. models.
Industry analysts said that the global PDP market value will likely expand
to US$2.5 billion in 2000 and to US$100 billion in 2005.
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Electronics Makes Test Version 50-in. PDP for HDTV
(Maeil Business Newspaper, Korea)