Panasonic introduce 'Real Black Drive'

Wednesday, 04 March 2010

With the promise of black levels on par with Pioneer's legendary 'Kuru' range via a technology sharing agreement, Panasonic have launched their X20 plasma TV's in the UK.

Panasonic's 2010 range of flat panel TV's incorporate an improved panel production process and the new Real Black Drive system. The 13g screens feature a pre-discharge control system (Real Black Drive) to achieve a claimed 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio.

Along with the new panels comes an update to Panasonic's core V-Real picture processing engine, which now comes in the shape of V-Real 5.

The X20 comes with some impressive 'Green' credentials which include a 100,000 hour screen life. The production process is lead and mercury free and their is an improved power saving standby mode.

Viera 'Image Viewer' enables the display of photos and videos via the SD card slot. An intuitive thumbnail display has also been added along with new slideshow frames, with an increased number of display effects. Messages and memos can be added to still photos via a PC.

The X20 plasma series comes in 37in, 40in and 50in screen sizes. The 42in version is available in the UK now