Samsung Intros 850 PAVV Plasma That’s Just 1-inch Thick
While most TV manufacturers are running to the hills in fear of ‘plasma’, today Samsung has further embraced the display technology with the introduction of the 850 PAVV 50-inch plasma TV. The real story here is the set’s thickness, just 29mm (1.14-inches), but that doesn’t mean they’ve comprised on picture quality. The 850 PAVV can produce a 1920×1080 picture with a 240Hz refresh rate and includes a USB 2.0 port for viewing DivX encoded movies and probably pictures. They also claim that the TV consumes 40% less power than comparable sets, which will help offset its large sticker price. No word on a release, but also expect a 58-inch version to emerge as well.