Consumer electronics maker Klegg has announced a new line of widescreen plasma televisions ranging from 42 to a whopping 63 inches in size. Although the units only support up to 1080i resolutions (capping out at 1366 by 768 for the 55-inch and 63-inch models, 1024 by 768 otherwise), they offer a bevy of inputs and features which may appeal to home theater buffs and others looking for serious displays. But if you want the 63-inch model, make sure your stand or wall is structurally sound: at 174 pounds, you don’t want it taking a tumble.
The KP-series plasma screens all feature HDMI and DVi inputs, two component inputs, one S-video input, and three composite inputs for compatibility with a wide variety of legacy and very-latest video gear. The displays each include a built-in ATSC HD tuner for pulling in over-the-air HD broadcasts, feature dual tuner/picture-in-picture support and anti-glare screens. The displays also sport discrete IR codes for universal remote programming, along with discrete RS-232C codes for putting the displays in custom and commercial installations.
The displays also offer 10,000:1 contrast ratios, brightness of 1,500cd/m2 , and 3:2 processing technology for frame-accurate processing of both 30 fps video programming and 24 fps movies.
Klegg says the KP plasma display series are available now from selected authorized dealers, but the company isn’t providing any pricing information. We presume prospective customers already know whether they can afford these sorts of things.