CES 2009: Panasonic's Wireless 1" Thick VIERA TC-P54Z1

CES 2009: Panasonic's Wireless 1" Thick VIERA TC-P54Z1

Gregory Han
Jan 12, 2009
Off all the technological advances we laid our eyes upon during this past week's CES show, it was Panasonic's prototype 1" thick plasma display, the TC-P54Z1, mounted onto a motorized bookshelf that impressed us the most with the future's potential of merging technology and home decor with both an aesthete's and utilitarian's eye...

Thanks to the Panasonic TC-P54Z1's svelte 24.7 mm (less than one inch) form, the display can be easily mounted onto a roller track system which allows for smooth automated movement for ideal viewing angle or to access storage behind the unit. Attendees seemed to marvel as much with this motorized display unit as the impressive 1" thick plasma display and its high definition 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.

One may wonder how such thin displays work with component inputs considering their reduced size. Panasonic's TC-P54Z1 supplies a separate AV unit that houses the tuner and all video/audio connections and all signals to the panel wirelessly 60GHz millimeter wave radio system, allowing for a home theater display that seriously can disappear into the decor, yet wow your eyes at the flick of a switch.

The VIERA TC-P54Z1 is slotted for a summer 2009 release without word of pricing yet. But what we really want more details about is the movable automated mounting bookshelf system! Check out the display-bookshelf in motion at the Panasonic CES blog.

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