Don't miss anything from CES 2009. See our <a href=/ces2009fair.php><b>huge CES 2009 section</b></a>.<br /><br />Panasonic has developed new thin-profile display panel technologies for both Plasma (PDPs) and LCD HDTVs. The prototypes are featured at the CES 2009 and are called NeoPDP and NeoLCD. The NeoPDP has a depth of only 8.8 mm (1/3 inches) and the NeoLCD has the lowest power consumptions of all LCD-TVs.<br /><br /><b>NeoPDP</b><br />Panasonic has two NeoPDP prototypes to exhibit at CES 2009. They have gone on to show even more impressive NeoPDP displays than those we saw on <a href=/article.php?subaction=showfull&id=1229334977><b>IFA 2008</b></a> in Berlin back in September.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/pananeopdp-5l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/pananeopdp-5.jpg" alt="Panasonic NeoPDP 50" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonic NeoPDP 50â€ť</i></p><br />The first NeoPDP prototype is a 42-inch plasma panel. Panasonic has archived to triple the luminance efficiency of the panel. Itâ€™s done by reducing the power consumption to 1/3 of the 2007 models yet achieving the same brightness.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/pananeopdp-6l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/pananeopdp-6.jpg" alt="Panasonic NeoPDP 50" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Panasonic NeoPDP 50â€ť</i></p><br />The second is an ultra-thin 50-inch plasma panel, just 8.8 mm (approximately 1/3 inch) in profile. This ultra-thin panel also has a moving picture resolution of 1080 lines.<br /><br /><b>NeoLCD</b><br />Panasonic also exhibits a prototype of a 37-inch LCD-TV panel.<br /><br />It has the lowest energy consumption of any LCD-TV in the world, cutting the energy requirement almost in half compared to the previous model.<br /><br />It has been archived by using a LED backlight and a local dimming system that adjusts the brightness from the backlight in different zones on the panel. Panasonic also managed to improve the picture quality and promises a moving picture resolution of 1000 lines – far higher than previous Viera LCD-TVs.<br /><br />If you have tips or questions about the CES coverage or the new products please use <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/flatforums/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=14><b>this thread in the forums</b></a> dedicated to CES 2009.