Every year, January is all about CES in Las Vegas. It’s the high tech Disneyland for the gadget obsessed. Everything with a circuit will be announced and drooled over. But already, the one item that’s catching everyone’s attention is Panasonic’s monster 150 inch Plasma HDTV.
Dubbed as the largest model in the world, it measures 47 inches larger than the current record holder, also by Panasonic, although to be fair, its designed Matsushita. The screen measures 2 meters by 3.5 meters, and you can bet it’s resolution will be much better than the 103 inch model, which sports a 3001:1 contrast ratio and over 2 million pixels. This all means that in High Defintion, it may be difficult to tell the difference between a real person and one on the screen unless one was standing right there talking to them. Which is cool for some great teleconferencing options, much less enjoying one’s favorite movies like they were in the scene. Too bad it’s in plasma though. Until persistent burn in problems are completely solved, it’s a heck of a lot to pay for 150 inch ghost images.
The new 150-inch plasma HDTV should be available to the public in 2009, and hopefully by then the cost won’t be so astronomical to prevent the common millionaire from buying one. Meanwhile, they’ll just have to settle for that 103 inch plasma.
Source: Born Rich