Panasonic 103-inch Plasma HDTV: yours for $50k

Ewdison Then - Aug 26, 2008

Panasonic will be bringing their latest super-sized plasma TV to IFA 2008, in the shape of the 103-inch VIERA TH-103PZ800.  This is no prototype or demo model, though; stump up $50,000 and you can take the HDTV home, complete with a 10,000:1 contrast ratio, 24p playback, Deep Color and x.v.Color support.

Connectivity includes four HDMI ports, all 1080/24p friendly, two i.Link Firewire ports, and a range of composite, analog RGB, ethernet and S-Video.  An SD card slot allows playback of image slideshows and up to 1920 x 1080 AVCHD video.

Three tuners are included, one analog and two digital, and there’s an “HD Optimizer” to improve the quality of MPEG video.  There are no built-in speakers, however, so you’ll have to budget for those, too.  Make sure you’ve budgeted for a big room and some burly people to carry the TH-103PZ800 too: it measures around seven foot wide and almost six feet tall.

You can order the TH-103PZ800 from Panasonic starting from today.  They’re manufactured on-demand, so it’s unclear exactly how long you’ll have to wait for your new super-TV.

[via Impress]

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