65″ Plasma Display, 3,000:1 Contrast Ratio, 1366 x 768 Resolution, 16:9 Widescreen Aspect Ratio, 4x Digital Zoom, 3D Color Management System, 60,000-hour Panel Life
This 16:9 widescreen plasma set a bright display that will look good in any room, on any wall or on any surface. It comes standard with both basic video and PC inputs and is easily expandable to accommodate a variety of different sources.
Panasonic’s Multi-Facet Asymmetrical Configuration Hyper-Pixel (MACH) panel features new materials and technology that improves the light-emitting efficiency and intensity of their plasma screens. The result is a deeper contrast ratio (up to 3,000:1 in dark areas), 2,048 shades of gradation (4,096 shades via HDMI or DVI connection and optional accessory board),3.62 billion full-time displayable colors. It boasts a 1,366 x 768 resolution and is compatible with a whole host of HD signals, from 1080i to 480p.
The TH-65PHD8UK also uses a host of Panasonic image improving features. Adaptive Gain Control raises contrast while suppressing noise by detecting and boosting only the image edges. Motion Picture Noise Disturbance Reduction detects motion patterns that tend to generate noise and makes adjustments to maximize image quality without diminishing the quality of stationary background objects. The Active Interlace/Progressive Conversion System reduces interlace to progressive conversion noise that often occurs when reproducing tiny movements, resulting in better vertical resolution.
The TH-65PHD8UK features both flexible A/V and IT system configurations. Built-in video connections include S-video, BNC, and component. Accessory boards expand your possibilities to include SDI, HD-SDI, HDMI, DVI-D w/HDCP, Twisted-Pair cable, and IEEE 802.11b. Have the set do double duty as your PC monitor, too, since it supports VGA, SVGA, XGA, SXGA, and UXGA PC signals and comes with a common PC monitor port. The Remotes System Monitoring Command feature allows users to control their TH-65PHD8UK via RS-232C interface. If you really want to get fancy, a built-in wall processor allows you to array TH-65PHD8UKs in 2×2, 3×3, or even 4×4 multi-screen video walls.
37-inch Wide Screen
A general rule of thumb for selecting the right size television screen is that the screen width–not its 37-inch diagonal measurement–should be between three and five times the optimum viewing distance, such as the distance from the TV screen to where your eyes are while sitting on the couch. Less than that and you may be distracted by the scan lines of the picture. More than that, and you may lose the detail of your TV. Based on this guide, the TH-65PHD8UK is ideal for viewing distances of 14 to 23.5 feet.
Panasonic’s new Advanced Dual Picture Mode simultaneously displays images from two different video sources or a video and PC source. 4x Digital Zoom allows you to divide the screen into zones and enlarge images up to 400%. The set also features enhanced screen saver and energy-saving functions.
What’s in the Box
TH-65PHD8UK plasma TV, remote control unit, battery, band, power cord, warranty, and operating instructions book
Native Resolution 1366 x 768 Displayable
Contrast Ratio Up to 3000:1
Colors (billions) 3.62(full time), 8.58 (maximum)
Viewing Angle (degrees) More than 160