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Yamahas PDM-4210, 42-inch HD Plasma Monitor Delivers 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, Impressive Natural Black Drive System

INDIANAPOLIS—-Yamaha Electronics Corporation has expanded its commitment home theater with its next generation PDM-4210, an elegant, light-weight 42-inch High Definition Plasma monitor that can be easily mounted on either a wall or table.
The PDM-4210 greatly improves upon contrast and black level detail via Yamaha’s “Natural Black” drive system, which lowers overall black level by reducing the amount of pre-discharge at black levels. The Natural Black Drive System deepens the depth of black tones, making it possible for the monitor to deliver sharper, realistic images with an impressive 3D feel. Digital Linear Color Control maintains proper balance between the three main colors for optimum color reproduction.
An advanced ALIS (Alternate Lighting of Surfaces) method is used to deliver a sharp, clear picture with smooth, high-definition cinema-like quality. ALIS method panel employs a screen surface composed of vertical channels of continuous phosphor material. The pixels are defined electronically rather than physically, allowing each picture element to appear smaller than normal. This creates a greater pixel count for a smoother, seamless picture with clearly defined edges and curves.
To increase maximum light output level, the PDM-4210 panel features an asymmetric cell structure that improves the luminous efficiency of blue. Increased blue capability allows full use of green capability, which is restricted with other designs. The result is higher light output as well as an increased color temperature range.
Employing the very latest technology, the PDM-4210 includes 3:2 pulldown detection, as well as compensation circuit that reduces artifacts and dramatically improves the picture quality of satellite and cable TV movies as well as movies played on non-progressive-scan DVD players. Standard NTSC television also benefits from a sophisticated 3D Y/C comb filter. The 1024×1024 pixel array is compatible with both 720p and 1080i high definition sources as well as DVD players and computers. Specifications across the board are outstanding: 1000:1 contrast ratio, 1100cd/m2 brightness and display of 16.7 million colors (256 gray scale levels).
A Component/RGB (selectable) input and separate computer video input are included along with S-video and composite video inputs. An RS-232 port allows complete control of the PDM-4210 via computer or interactive remote, if desired. On-screen menus are easy to use and understand, and the included remote control is unusually simple and user friendly.
Other features include Side-by-Side Picture, Picture-in-Picture (PC), multi-language on-screen display, timer, plus five video and five PC size modes. A number of video functions allow users to obtain optimum image quality the two available Picture modes (Dynamic and Natural), four White Balance modes (Normal, Cool, Warm, Black-White), and a Film mode for watching movies. Audio features include a digital amplifier that supplies 12Wx12W of low-distortion sound, SRS TruBass, Matrix Surround, as well as four audio modes (Movie, Music, Speech and Favorite).
The PDM-4210 is available and carries an MSRP of $6995.
The PDM-4210 can be seen during the CEDIA 2004 show at Yamaha’s booth (#424), Indianapolis Convention Center, beginning September 10.
For more information, write Yamaha Electronics Corporation, P.O. Box 6660, Buena Park, CA 90622; telephone (714) 522-9105; email; or visit


About Yamaha
Yamaha Electronics Corporation (YEC), USA, based in Buena Park, California, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Yamaha. YEC offers Home Theater components and systems, featuring A/V Receivers, Amplifiers, DVD/CD, Speakers, Mini-Systems, Video Projection, as well as A/

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