Following recent complaints that their latest 'NeoPDP' plasma televisions attract more small smudgy fingerprints than they used to, electronics giant Panasonic has decided to specifically target the 'parents' market, announcing their latest screen to be 'fingerprint proof'. Patent filings reveal that Panasonic were initially considering electrifying the fascia, but despite being massively successful as a fingerprint deterrent, they found that it attracted too many small flies and pet hairs to be of any practical use.
A spokesman dismissed concerns from environmentalists that the company is ignoring its usual green credentials as 'scaremongering'. 'We believe the benefit to parents of not having to shout in vain at their toddler before finding their pride and joy smothered in chocolate outweighs the fact that the new display technology uses over three times the power of a standard CRT television, even during standby.'
The company says that special coatings and polymers applied to their latest screens, along with the massive increase in power consumption, can push the screen temperature up to the point that even one brief touch can remove a toddler's fingerprints. 'That should make sure the little shits keep their grubby mitts off,' said their spokesman. 'They don't bloody do it twice I can tell you!'