Discussion in 'Plasma TVs' started by jaguar, Jan 23, 2005.
Good link, Jaguar. Minor correction, Fujitsu have fallen out with Panasonic (over the VHA30 and certain claims that were made at the time of release I have heard) and now use Samsung glass in the 42" EDTV P42 VHA31 and I believe in the new VHA40, not yet confirmed.
I was surprised to read that Philips is actually Hitachi.
Wasn't it Philips that launced the first Plasma ever?
Don't think so, Fujistu or NEC I think. But feel free to correct me!
seen it before........I will hopefully be able to shed some light on the 40 series Fujitsu soon........ i think twas Fujitsu with the first PDP as we know them today but as it has been stated many times 1963 was when it was invented (monochrome)
This is very interesting, "Pioneer Electronics now owns NEC" is this gospel.....
Also seems a bit out of date.........
Posted by pajare , makes interesting reading ?
Horny - NEC would be a bit of a big swallow for Pioneer; they are a pretty small outfit in comparison.
Pioneer PDP (Japan) now own NEC PDP - inc the Intellectual Property rights and a big production plant or two.
In one (expensive) swoop Pioneer PDP doubled its potential output; cheaper and quicker than building new plants I guess. The new low cost Pioneer VGA monitor and 61" XGA TV are the first NEC with Pioneer clothes on.
Expect some new products later this year that amalgamate Pioneer and NEC technology.
I see Sony look like they will bolt for the Plasma exit and get in bed with an LCD manufacturer - see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4110283.stm
The BBC story is old news here, and Sony are hotly denying it. However, it would make commercial sense for them I suppose, but then they don't make LCD panels either, so where will they go after that? Could they find themselves in trouble if they lose the blu ray/HD DVD fight? I can't think of another recent original Sony product, and their older ones are in decline.
I thought Sanyo was a Subsid of Sony and dont they make LCD's??? Ah Joe thankyou i thought Pioneer buying NEC Inc was odd so they bought the PDP factory eh..... does that mean NEC PLasma will disappear under a Pio badge?
Don't think Sanyo have anything to do with Sony. As Joe says the 61" XDE uses NECs 61" panel and the new MVE1 or whatever the code is is just a rebadged VR5/VM5. A collaborated effort will be interesting, but my money is on them still forgetting something from the checklist of perfect plasma ingredients!!!
i know Sony have a subsid some where always got confuesed between Sanyo and Samsung....
Liam i agree, probably include it all and the bugger it up............
There was a story in one of the trade weeklys that Samsung and Sony would be "sharing" Flat Panel production in the future.
i.e. Samsung do the work, Sony chip in some financing, and then rebadge Samsung screens and add 30% to the price. As they have done in the past with so many products.
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