Quantcast
Panasonic works on Wii-proof plasma TVs - Destructoid




Game database:   #ABCDEFGHIJKLMNOPQRSTUVWXYZ         ALL     Xbox One     PS4     360     PS3     WiiU     Wii     PC     3DS     DS     PS Vita     PSP     iOS     Android


Panasonic works on Wii-proof plasma TVs


2:23 PM on 02.15.2008
Panasonic works on Wii-proof plasma TVs photo



It seems that electronics company Panasonic has taken notice of the high number of idiots that can't keep ahold of their Wii Remotes. They could just continue making and selling regular televisions, citing their locked down warranty policies when people call for repair. But they're doing the right thing, and now they're showing off a new plasma that can take a pummeling.

This set has a specially-treated glass front panel can withstand an attack measuring around 4 joules of energy. I have no idea what a joule is, but Crave tells us that 1 joule of energy would be enough to lift one small apple. There you have it: this new set can take up to four apple liftings-worth of energy to the screen. 

They debuted this TV at a 2008 product showcase in Valencia, where Crave says that they hit this and a standard LCD set with 4 joules of energy. It looks like the plasma was fine, while the LCD sustained some damage from the mini wrecking ball.

I'd say save your cash and you'll be fine. Don't play drunk, use your Wii strap and condoms, and don't flail your $40-a-piece controllers around like a fu*king idiot. If that's too hard for you, maybe you should look into this new display.

[Thanks, JR] 






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.







Things gamers do

5:30 PM on 09.05.2014
If you loved the '90s more, you'd have made Seinfeld's apartment in The Sims 4

Anyone that can play bass guitar inevitably always gets asked the question "Can you play the Seinfeld theme?" (Duh, obviously.) That's probably why they bought a bass in the first place -- to lay down the groove to the i...more



6:00 PM on 08.23.2014
This teenager is building a functional instance of Minecraft in Trials: Fusion

A 16-year-old Trials: Fusion savant, PneumaticBog484, is building a functional version of Minecraft within RedLynx's racer. In the past PneumaticBog484 has also built both a procedurally-generated infinite track, and a Titan...more



5:30 PM on 08.20.2014
The Grid is the Goodwill's specialized gaming concept store

The Grid is a special denomination of Goodwill that opened up in Charlotte, North Carolina and caters to gamers and collectors. In other words, this ain't your grandma's Goodwill. You won't find vintage T-shirts or tacky over...more



View all Things gamers do






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more