Panasonic preps Wiimote-proof TV
Wii shall not be damaged
Panasonic has designed a plasma TV which it reckons will withstand the force of a fiercely flung Wii Remote.
Don't let go...
The TV’s display surface can absorb a hit packing up to four Joules of kinetic energy, thanks to a special transparent coating sprayed on the screen. For those without a physics background, a Joule is the energy expended by the force of one Newton moving one metre.
Panasonic’s designers clearly haven’t been told that Nintendo actually ships the Wii Remote with a strap to stop it flying out of your hand and hitting your telly during a heated game. However, you can’t fault Panasonic's marketing department for recognising a unique selling point.
An alternative Wii TV shield
The company isn’t the first to come up with a Wii-centric TV protection innovation, though. One Taiwanese manufacturer has already designed a specialist LCD TV Wii shield that likewise protects your telly from flying Wii Remotes.
The Wii shield is a little obtrusive - Panasonic's Wii-proof telly has the benefit that it's indistinguishable from any other flat-panel display.
In 2003, the US-based owner of a 42in Plasma TV suffered a nasty shock when his three-year-old son smashed up his TV’s display with a Wii Remote, because he didn’t win a game of Wii Sports Tennis.
Panasonic hasn't released any pricing and availability details for its Wii-proof TV yet.
To all those that think that any abreviation of a phrase/title into the first letter from each word is called an acronym, it's not, Laser is a perect acronym because it forms anothr legible word, if it doesn't, it's called an initialism.
I'm only saying this because more and more I have the idiots at work refering to anything not in the dictionary as an acronym, and it's really pissing me off, I HOPE YOU'RE READING THIS!
**Bizzare anti-rant mode off
Might I suggest a projector as a replacement. A hole in the wall from an errant TARDIS would be easier to fix ;p
Err, maybe a silly question...
... but surely, a Wiimote flying at speed into the flatscreen plasma TV, okay, bounces off this new one, but... wouldn't it then topple over and break from the fall?
LASER / laser / lazer etc...
If the term LASER is an acronym, why are you typing it in mixed / lower case. Surely it should correctly be LASER.
Children smashing plasmas / lcds
... we never heard about any kids smashing CRTs in frustration did we?