updated 12:20 pm EDT, Mon October 22, 2007
LG 32-inch plasma TV
LG has announced the imminent launch of the 32PC5RV, its latest plasma TV. The set is distinguished by its 32-inch size, which LG claims will make it the smallest plasma TV in the world; by contrast, most sets with the technology measure at least 37 inches, and are frequently closer to 50, making them too expensive for the average person. LCDs and CRTs have no such limitations.
The company is releasing minimal details on the set other than the fact that it uses 16:9 widescreen, and its response time is 0.001ms, which should allow fast response in action scenes. HDMI and component inputs are available, and SIMPLINK technology should allow control of multiple devices through one remote. The 32PC5RV should availble in Brazil by the end of the month, with releases in North America, Europe and elsewhere coming in November.