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Old 07-12-06, 09:16 AM
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103 inch plasma anyone?

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A visitor to the international flat-panel display exhibition in Tokyo touches the screen of Panasonic's latest high-definition 103-inch plasma TV, April, 2006.

Matsushita to sell 103-inch plasma TVs
Larger than a double-sized mattress, weighs 473 pounds

Katsumi Kasahara / AP file

Updated: 8:18 a.m. CT July 10, 2006
TOKYO - Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., the maker of Panasonic brand electronics, said on Monday it planned to launch the world's largest plasma television by the end of the year.

Measuring 2.4 meters by 1.4 meters (94 by 55 in) and weighing 215 kg (473 lb.), the 103-inch (measured diagonally) panel is bigger than a double-sized mattress and almost as heavy as an upright piano.

The world's largest consumer electronics maker has yet to set the price, but Matsushita's 65-inch plasma TVs, its largest available now, sell for about $7,500 in Japan.

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Old 07-12-06, 09:33 AM
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No thanks, too heavy and too expensive. My projector and screen, now three years old, have performed very well.
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You'd probably have to be 40' away from it for it to look decent.
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Sony G90 would be cheaper, more flexible and have a better pic.

I'm sure this is a 1920x1080 res TV. Shouldn't have to be more than 12' away to look great. Shouldn't be any different than your PJ, X.
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A 50" plasma looks crappy to me at 10'. I just can't handle their pixels, I think it's the gap between them.
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Originally Posted by Brian Shannon
No thanks, too heavy and too expensive. My projector and screen, now three years old, have performed very well.
Not to mention the glare on that thing! Bang for the buck you can't beat FP.
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I'm not even a big fan of Plasmas, but that is freakin cool. The price is surprisingly cheap although still too expensive. I was expecting it to be around $50,000. Obviously a G90 would beat this TV, but you can't view a G90 in ambient light. Personally, I either want a really large screen at least 15-16' wide or a pretty big screen (at least 100" diagonal) that can be viewed in ambient light.

Of course my torus and 4805 can deliver impressive ambient light results, but not at the level of a rear projection setup with a black rear screen.
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Guys - you are forgetting something. If you have a 103 inch plasma (preferably in your shoe closet) no one will ever question how you roll.
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I wouldn't want one, but if I did have one, the first person to touch it would end up with their finger broken.
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Slayer,
It doesn't give a price. I'm sure it is over $30K. The price was for a 65".

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If you have a G90 or similar with a 140" screen that makes this plasma look like a kid's toy, I don't think there's going to be any question, either.
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It doesn't give a price. I'm sure it is over $30K. The price was for a 65".

Yeah, you're right. I think I skimmed right to the price on the other tv. I knew that price didn't seem right.
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I'm not even a big fan of Plasmas, but that is freakin cool. The price is surprisingly cheap although still too expensive. I was expecting it to be around $50,000.
Ding ding ding! We have a winner! Here is your prize

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You might have known it before by its nicknames: Goliath, Brobdingnag, the Colossus, etc. But now you've got a model number and price tag for Panasonic's 103-inch behemoth; call it the TH-103PZ600, and expect it out September first for a princely 6,000,000. Yes, that's over $51,000 US (which is what all plasmas used to cost but a few years ago, if you recall). Oh, and not that you'd care but Panny's also launching their 65-inch TH-65PZ600, 58-inch TH-58PZ600, and 50-inch TH-50PZ600 sets on the same date for significantly less (they top out at about $8,500 US). But really once you've seen the gaze of a 103-inch television, there's no way you can go back. Which is precisely why if you don't have the means, like us, you should never lay eyes on one; and if you do have the means, well, don't be bummed out when during CES 2007 Panny, LG, and Samsung all announce their own 104-inch set.
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