Panasonic Displays the World's Largest Plasma HDTV at CES – 150 inches!
Forget about nanotechnology; when it comes to making TV's bigger is better! Panasonic displayed the world's largest Plasma HDTV at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) yesterday, and it has proved to be a big hit.
This new concept design from Panasonic is called the "Life Screen", and for good reason, the objects on-screen are life-size. This plasma TV has the equivalent resolution of 4 1080p HDTV's. The total resolution of the Life Screen is 4,096 by 2,160 pixels, which gives this TV a diagonal screen size of 150 inches (12 ft. 6 inches), and it's 11 feet wide!
Maybe the most impressive feature of this 150 inch behemoth is the fact that it's only about 1 inch thick. Yeah, you will need to clear out about 66 square feet of wall space to mount it, but at least it will only stick out about 1 inch from the wall!
No word yet on pricing yet, but the Dvice blog reports that HDTV concepts, such as this one, typically sell for about $1,000 per inch. That would put the price of the Life Screen somewhere around $150,000.
Don't expect to see the Panasonic Life Screen on store shelves anytime soon (as if it would fit). This HDTV is just a concept design, and probably won't be available for at least a year or two. I would expect, though, to see this gigantic plasma TV in an episode of MTV's "Cribs" sometime in the next couple of years!