Sanyo launches 55-inch and 65-inch LCD HDTVs

Posted on Thursday, January 05 2006 @ 1:43 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Sanyo presented two new widescreen LCD HDTVs today, one is a 55-incher and the other one 65-inch. SANYO's slender new PLV-55WHD1 55-inch and PLV-65WHD1 65-inch widescreen high-definition TVs incorporate advanced technologies to give stunning life to DVDs, home videos and TV programs. In addition to 3-LCD processing, both new rear-projection HDTVs offer precise 720p high-definition video processing for crisp, clear pictures and 10-bit video processing to accurately reproduce over one billion colors. Both SANYO HDTVs are engineered to deliver a smoother, more colorful and more reliable high-definition home theater experience.

Conventional rear-projection TVs can be notoriously slow in bringing a picture to the screen once power has been activated. SANYO's PLV-55WHD1 and PLV-65WHD1 are up and running in just 15-seconds. There's also a convenient stand-by feature that allows instant-on viewing up to four minutes after turning off the power.

Both the SANYO PLV-55WHD1 and SANYO PLV-65WHD1 HDTVs will be available in Q3 2006.

Sanyo says these TVs feature 3-LCD Processing:
Conventional rear-projection televisions rely on a single, sequentially processed beam of light to render color. SANYO's two new HDTVs use three separate LCD panels to process the red, green and blue light needed to produce the on-screen image. The instantly noticeable result is brighter, more accurate color.

And they also feature a 150-Watt Lamp:
To increase picture brightness and contrast, SANYO incorporates its proprietary 150-Watt lamp technology into both the PLV-55WHD1 and PLV-65WHD1 televisions. The new 150-watt lamp is the world's first to feature a sealed metal reflector (SMR) design, with up to 10,000 hours of maintenance-free viewing.

  • Resolution: 1280 x 720 (720p)
  • Brightness: 450 cd/ 65"; 500 cd/ 55"
  • Contrast ratio: 1000 : 1
  • TV System: Digital: ATSC, CQAM; Analog: NTSC-M
  • Receiving Channel: 181 CHs
  • Audio System: Digital: AC-3 digital audio; Analog: MTS stereo
  • Audio Output Power: 15W + 15W (RMS) with SRS WOW
  • Dimensions with stand (WxHxD): 60.5 x 40 x 18.4 inches (65.); 50.9 x 34 x 15.6 inches (55.)

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