Hitachi may have shown off the first of its ultra-thin 1.5-inch thick displays at CES back in January, but in the mean time the concept hasn’t stopped growing – quite literally. The company’s latest release sticks with the slender form factor of its predecessors, but and bumps screen size up to 50 inches, making it the largest of Hitachi’s UltraThin line, and one of the world’s thinnest plasmas as well.
According to Hitachi, the inclusion of plasma displays in the UltraThin line is no minor technical achievement, since the difficulties of slimming down plasma are even more intense than those posed by LCDs. The current market for thin plasmas seems to validate the claim, since few manufacturers besides Panasonic have stepped up to the plate with similar offerings.
The 50-inch UltraThin PDP display, along with Hitachi’s other new (and thicker) plasma offerings will debut in the fall.