Panasonic pitches monster 3D plasma TV at monster price
Big living room, bigger wallet required
103in plasma 3D TV, anyone? Yours if you have £75,000 ($120,000) and a Japanese bank account handy, says Panasonic, which introduced the monster set this morning in the Land of the Rising Sun.
You don't get much extra for your money - no Blu-ray Disc player, or bundled content. At least Panasonic has the courtesy to chuck in a stand, a remote and a pair of 3D glasses...
The 1080p set measures a whopping 2.4 x 1.5m - and that's before you clip on the stand. Stand in place, the lot weighs 321kg and will consume 1.4kW, Panasonic said.
The contrast ratio is five million to one, and there are all the usual ports one expects at the back and sides, including four HDMIs.
Panasonic starts taking orders for the vast Viera tomorrow. ®
Adds in the EPG....
... is a good enough reason for anyone to avoid Panasonic like the plague.
That looks exactly like the 103" Panasonic Plasma on demo in a store down the road. Been there for over a year now, originally 80,000EUR, now down around 30k. We're all wondering if it'll find a price where some mug'll buy it before it gives up.
I reckon this one's straight out of the "take existing version and add 3D" school of design. I wonder if its NEW!!!11!! 3D-ness will make it sell any better?
Wow. How is Parcelforce going to get that in a van?
The human eye is incredibly UNdiscerning
Size really does matter more than resolution to the human eye.
A DVD can look stunning projected on an 80" screen with a decent projector on a decent screen, but look terrible on a 32"/40" LCD TV... the resolution is the same. (shrug)
Oh they'll just fold it in half.
(Mind you, even the specialist companies have issues - I received a 50" plasma back from repair a while back .. completely smashed..)