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Old 06-07-05, 10:39 PM
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How big will TVs get?

There may be a time when you build a house around your TV.

Although I like my TV big, it's getting to a point where a television will become obsolete by the time the delivery truck pulls up to the door.

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Who cares if TVs are 120". The resolution is still crappy.

Talk to me when the resolution for a regular broadcast is 3200 x 1800. Then TVs will look great.
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Television sizes these days are ridiculous. I mean, who wants their TV to fill up their entire living room? You'd have to sit in the kitchen to watch it.
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Originally Posted by RyanPC
Television sizes these days are ridiculous. I mean, who wants their TV to fill up their entire living room?
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Originally Posted by The Bus
Who cares if TVs are 120". The resolution is still crappy.

Talk to me when the resolution for a regular broadcast is 3200 x 1800. Then TVs will look great.
You must really hate your computer monitor then.
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I thought I read somewhere that Samsung has an 82" HDTV LCD. I'll need to search around for it.
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Originally Posted by yashan
I thought I read somewhere that Samsung has an 82" HDTV LCD. I'll need to search around for it.
http://www.samsung.com/sg/presscente...0000108625.asp

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They built a stadium around this television.

How about this one...

Mitsubishi Display Breaks World Record

The world's largest outdoor high definition display (56,000 square feet) will greet and entertain Atlanta Braves fans at the newly renovated Turner Field this season.

The 5,600-square-foot Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision screen, which will be recognized by Guinness World Records at a special ceremony on March 23, is 71 feet tall and 79 feet wide, weighs 50 tons and has more than five million LED lights.

The new display consists of 266 panels that each contains 20 lighting units, resulting in a screen with nearly 5,200,000 LED (light emitting diode) modules that can faithfully reproduce 1 billion colors, and be clearly seen from almost any viewing angle.
By my calculations, that's a little over 106' (feet) diagonal!!

Here's a picture:

http://dobiegillis.textamerica.com/?r=2394545

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There was a single panel plasma announced at over 100" a few months ago.

My TV is exactly 90" diagonal. And YES, Mr. Bus, I like it that big and the resolution is excellent. Keep in mind, up until DVD and HDTV most TV was actually around 240i resolution. Why would you need much of a display for that?

With projectors readily available, any RPTV or flat panel over about 65" is silly, IMO. Either too heavy to hang easily or too large a box past that point.
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I saw the Sharp 65" LCD at CES this year. Looks absolutely incredible. Actually, my video interview with Sharp about that TV goes up today on our site.

Honestly, it doesn't really matter how big televisions get because in the future we'll all have holodecks.

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Originally Posted by The Bus
Who cares if TVs are 120". The resolution is still crappy.

Talk to me when the resolution for a regular broadcast is 3200 x 1800. Then TVs will look great.
You don't need anywhere near that kind of resolution on a 120" screen for the picture to look incredible. Resolutions that high are meant for commercial theater sized screens. 1080p is plenty good enough for a commercial theater sized screen, so 480p, 720p & 1080i/p have no problem looking great at just 120".

I run my DVDs at 720p w/FFDShow on my CRT projector; they look very sharp and appear nearly identical (only smaller) to what it looks like at the theater, except the blacks in dark scenes are MUCH better than the theater's.


They need much bigger TVs before I become intersted. Not to mention a much lower price.

For now though you need a projector for a real home theater experience. There is a Sony Black screen that allows you to use your projector with the lights on, which is very cool. At the moment there is only an 80" version available. Soon others will come out and will be 100"+. They'd be great for using your projector as a TV with the lights on.

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