Panasonic’s 103-inch Viera Gets Hefty Price Tag

Benjamin Nied - Jul 19, 2006

Panasonic’s HUGE 103-inch plasma TV, which we covered last week, finally has a price tag, though any comments we’ve jokingly made about second mortgages/selling spare body parts to afford these sets may actually be true for this baby. The TH-103PZ600 will be out this September for the hefty sum of 6,000,000 yen. For those of you playing the home game, that translates to over $51,000 USD; people with that kind of extra coin lying around might be better off spending it as a down payment on a small country or a Lear Jet.

To recap briefly, the TH-103PZ600 features such a number of HDTV features that you’ve come to expect from a top-end set: 1080p resolution, a 3000:1 contrast ratio, a weight of 215 kg (473.994 lbs.). While Panasonic holds the crown for largest HDTV at the moment, don’t expect it to last too long; sets of a similar size will most likely be unveiled by other HDTV manufacturers sooner rather than later. In the meantime, while you might be paying this TV off until the day you die, at least you can watch House in all its glory, right?

[via AV Watch (translated)]

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