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NEC Technologies Drastically Reduces 61" Plasma Pricing

$27,995 Now Selling for $19,995 By Denise Harrison
You might want to hold up on that 50" plasma install. NEC today dropped the price of their PlasmaSync 61" MP1 to a price quite within reach. The 61" MP1 was introduced at INFOCOMM in June 2001 at a price of $27,995, and today announced a price drop to $19,995.

Why now?

"This is a good season for us," says Michael F. Piehl, product line marketing manager for PlasmaSync. "The time was right to make the price move in anticipation of December sales and beyond. And we have one of the premier plasma factories in the world, so we're well situated to produce quantities of the 61" as well as our 50'' and 42"."

The target market, he says, is unique. "It has the performance of the MP series, including AccuShield and AccuBlend so it's good for the boardroom, but the portrait display capability, and the fact that it's got the highest resolution in the industry, also makes it good for public display."

"The 61" is an ideal replacement for projectors in the boardroom," said Jody Thomas, CEO of Kayye Consulting, a Pro AV consulting firm.

Features of the PlasmaSync 61" MP1 include:

  • Split screen capability for displaying simultaneously multiple sources on screen, including ability to display 4:3 and 16:9 at the same time
  • Digital zoom up to 3X 1365 x 768 native resolution NEC Capsulated Color Filter for realistic color reproduction
  • AccuBlend scan conversion for display of high res images up to UXGA
  • Contrast ratio of 700:1 3D scan converter
  • Composite, component, and S Video as well as HDTV
  • Internal stereo amplifier and optional attachable speakers matching the cabinet design
  • AccuShield Phosphor Protection is built in, designed to minimize phosphor burn DVI input
  • Landscape or portrait mounting

  • "Even though reaction and reception have been outstanding," says Piehl, "we feel that bringing the largest screen size In the industry under 20K will service an important role in opening the market for plasma."

    The PlasmaSync 61MP1 is available through the NEC authorized AV Integrators and Specialty Value Added Distributors. Information about NEC Technologies and its products can be obtained by calling (877) NEC-EDIT or by visiting the Web at

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