Panasonic debuted an 85-inch 1080p plasma screen yesterday at the Infocomm show and this thing is every bit as big as it sounds. Based on NeoPDP tech, this display was designed for use as an electronic billboard and a means for presentations.
Without a TV tuner, this has a very narrow target market. Standard specs include a 40,000:1 contrast ratio, a 2,000,000:1 dynamic ratio and it’s only 3.9-inches thick. It’s relatively light for its size as well, weighing 287-pounds.
This display also features a DVI input, a dual-link HD-SDI input and Ethernet connectivity. We don’t know pricing information just yet, but the release date is expected to be sometime in the fall. The 103-inch Panasonic HDTV costs about $70,000, so you can make an educated guess about price based on that.