Pantel's Entire Outdoor Weatherproof LCD HDTV Line Now Shipping – Featured at CES '09

GARDEN GROVE, Calif., Jan. 20, 2009 — Pantel (, the worldwide leader in outdoor weatherproof TV solutions, is proud to announce that its complete line of new 20-, 32-, 42-, 52-, and 65-inch screen sizes are now shipping. Pantel featured its entire line at the 2009 Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held in Las Vegas, Nev. from Jan 8-11.

“Pantel’s 32- and 42-inch outdoor weatherproof TVs have already made their mark in the industry by providing a unique outdoor experience that is second-to-none,” explained Joe Pantel, Chief Executive Officer of Pantel Corp. “Pantel Outdoor Weatherproof TVs have changed the way people entertain. With the weather being a threat to what most people can do outside to entertain, Pantel Corp. makes it easy without worry. Now, we offer even more solutions with five different screen sizes to meet the needs of nearly every application.”

Pantel’s new outdoor weatherproof 52-inch (PAN-520) and 65-inch (PAN-650) LCD screens come available with a 2000:1 contrast ratio, 1920 x 1080 (480i to 1080p) native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. The new 20-inch (PAN-200) LCD screen has a 700:1 contrast ratio, 1366 x 768 (480i to 1080i) native resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio.

Outdoor residential and commercial entertainment used to be a very concerning and expensive project due to the threat of unpredictable weather. High definition TVs used outdoors had to be utilized under canopies or other types of overhangs, but that still did not always protect them from cold, heat, wind, and dust. Pantel TVs now allow homeowners and businesses to break free from the hassle, excessive expense, and these constant concerns thrown at them by Mother Nature.

“Beyond residential uses, such as on patios and in the back yard, Pantel outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs are perfect for commercial applications such as amusement parks, concert venues, race tracks, sports arenas/stadiums, outdoor exhibitions, restaurants, bars, hotels, and more,” added Pantel. “Our new larger screen sizes, the 65- and 52-inch, will make for the ultimate outdoor home theater experience. They can also be utilized for large venue consumer or commercial applications where bigger screens are required.”

Beyond being weatherproof, Pantel TVs come complete with an industry-leading 802.11a wireless package that allows the user to broadcast audio and video wirelessly up to 150 ft. Additional features of Pantel’s outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs include:

• Native resolution (32- and 42-inch models): 1080i
• Contrast ratio (32- and 42-inch models): 1600:1
• Remote: waterproof
• HDMI inputs: one
• Weatherproof:
– rain/snow shielded
– wind/dust shielded
– operable: -32 degrees to +145 degrees Fahrenheit
– storage: -40 degrees F to +160 degrees F (when left plugged in)
• Super bright panel; can be used anywhere inside or outside the home,
designed specifically for viewing outside during the middle of the day
• Ultra-Wide 85/85 Degree (H/V) viewing angle; the picture will look clear and bright even at extremely wide viewing angles
• Anti-glare/anti-reflective/anti-UV screen material for outdoor daytime use
• Weight:
– PAN-650 (65-inch): 224.4 lbs
– PAN-520 (52-inch): 106.2 lbs.
– PAN-420 (42-inch): 64.8 lbs.
– PAN-320 (32-inch): 44.6 lbs.
– PAN-200 (20-inch): 21.6 lbs
– PAN-650 (65-inch): $25,999.99
– PAN-520 (52-inch): $9,999.99
– PAN-420 (42-inch): $4,999.99
– PAN-320 (32-inch): $3,950.99
– PAN-200 (20-inch): $2,999.99

Pantel has designed and tested its line of outdoor TVs in both extremes…the searing heat of Arizona desert summers, and the bitter cold of Minnesota winters. Pantel’s proprietary dual flow ventilation system keeps Pantel TVs cool when it’s hot and its state-of-the-art design helps to keep Pantel TVs working in colder climates. Pantel also has an Anti-Reflective glass screen that projects the sun’s glare out of the viewing angle so you can enjoy watching a Pantel TV in any weather setting.

All pricing and specifications subject to change without notice.

Pantel TV’s can come in customizable packages that include mounting solutions and dust covers. For more information, including finding a dealer near you, please visit, email [email protected], or call 888-726-8350.

About Pantel
Pantel Corp., based in Orange County, Calif., is a worldwide leader in the design and distribution of high-end, weatherproof and water-resistant LCD television solutions and accessories for nearly unlimited indoor and outdoor applications. Pantel’s product line consists of five screen sizes of outdoor weatherproof LCD HDTVs with integrated wireless distribution packages, four water/weatherproof “Mirror TV” screen sizes, wireless speakers, dust covers, consoles, and mounting solutions.

Pantel has created such products for use in both residential and commercial applications, such as in backyards, sports fields, restaurants, golf courses, amusement parks, and wherever entertainment, advertisement, and demonstrations would be hosted outdoors. Other such indoor residential and commercial applications include bathrooms/showers, spas, saunas, and wherever a customer wants video entertainment without fear of it being damaged by moisture.

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