55-inch SED Panel with 100000:1 Contrast Ratio Exhibited

Oct 19, 2006
Takuya Otani, Nikkei Electronics
Boasting the contrast ratio of 100000:1
Boasting the contrast ratio of 100000:1
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Thee 55-inch SE panels exhibited
Thee 55-inch SE panels exhibited
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Canon Inc., Toshiba Corp. and their joint venture SED Inc. are exhibiting a 55-inch SED panel at the "FPD International 2006" in Pacifico Yokohama convention center. It is a so-called "full HD" panel featuring 1920 x 1080p resolution as with the one showcased at the "CEATEC JAPAN 2006."

The contrast ratio is reported to be 100000:1, while that of the model presented at the CEATEC JAPAN 2006 was 50000:1. "The performance improves day by day. It's not that we have revamped something in particular," says an SED demonstrator. Video images that aims to highlight the contrast ratio of 100000:1 are also displayed.

SED's booth is situated apart from the general exhibition hall, which is on the first floor. The companies have installed three panels in the same layout that resembles a theater as in the CEATEC exhibition at the Annex Hall on the second floor. The theater can hold up to approx. 100 people. The companies shake up the audience three times an hour.