First it was HD-DVD vs. Blu-Ray, now it appears we're on the playground choosing sides for the Plasma industry. Five major PDP manufacturers have joined forces in a coalition to promote PDPs
here in U.S. Enlisting in the ranks are Hitachi, LG, Panasonic, Pioneer and Samsung.
Ironically, the "general" of the Plasma Display coalition is Jim Palumbo, a former senior exec from Sony. Palumbo expects to highlight new performance and testing projects
to help the American consumer understand PDPs. Hey Jimmy: skip
the new tests and just dispel
by educating the consumer via SD advertisements. If that
doesn't work, just sit folks down in front of PDPs at shopping mall kiosks and play CSI
in HD until folks fork over their cash. How 'bout it?