March 30
Hitachi To Launch 37" Plasma Screen
$17,000 device sports resolution of 1,024 x 768

by David Nagel
Senior Producer

Hitachi America Ltd. today said it would launch a new 37" plasma monitor at the NAB show in Las Vegas next month. Offering a resolution of 1,024 x 768 (fixed) and an aspect ratio of 4:3, the monitor is expected to sell for $17,450 when it goes on sale in June. A model similar to the XGA-, VGA- and SVGA-compatible CMP307 will be available in Japan in May, according to Hitachi.

The resolution is more than two times a standard VGA monitor, with 2.36 million onscreen dots. It also offers a horizontal and vertical viewing angle of 160 degrees. It comes with standard video inputs for connection to home video devices as well.

The PDP Monitor supports stereo audio input terminals associated with the line of PC input to support stereo sounds with 8 W + 8 W audio output and a pair of 10 cm x 3 cm speakers. Other specifications include:

  • Pixel pitch: 0.735 horizontal and vertical;
  • Subpixel pitch: 0.245 horizontal, 0.735 vertical
  • Pixel structure: RGB striped
  • Front optical filter: Semi-tempered glass with conductive film and anti-reflection

The monitor is compatible with multi-scan RGB separate input (mini D-sub , BNC 2-channel) , horizontal/vertical composite sync signals, TTL separate sync signals and sync on green (superimposed with G video signals). Automatic signal selector.

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