Originally Posted by jmpage2
Care to speculate on any patents that these new sets might introduce? Panasonic has been particularly tight lipped about this, and what confuses me is that they (to some degree) appeared to have changed their fab, so why not introduce some new tech with this series TV?
Several of the recent patent applications by Panasonic are focusing on CEL(top) + REAL BLACK DRIVE. Combine this information with a 2010 journal by Panasonic describing "black crystal layer" and I would speculate that both the 2010 and 2011 models contain CEL(top) + REAL BLACK DRIVE.
However, the NeoPDP technology (e.g - high Xe gas, narrow electrodes, fine particle phosphor, hybrid discharge....etc) and how it interacts with MgO (CEL or evaporated film) seems to be of some issue and may be limiting performance.
I would speculate this is why Panasonic has described 3 novel research topics in SID journals as follows
- Carbon nanotube on phosphor
- Seperate initialization cell
- Replacement of MgO with SrZrO or other