You Probably Can't Afford Panasonic's 152-inch Quad-HD 3D Television

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Dustn525

The resolution is not very impressive for a screen this size. If they can make a 32" at 1920x1080, seems to be lazy for the Ferarri price tag. Seems more like a 525i of TV's. Sure, no consumer hardware supports it's native resolution at the time being, but if you spent over 100k on a panel, I'd imagine you would like to keep it around for awhile.

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Dustn525

Oh my, I read that all wrong. 957k !?? How in the world can they justify that price? "Hey guys, come watch the Super Bowl on my TV that has more retail value than my house does on the current market!"

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MrHasselblad

For the amount of money that this one is retailing at; one could have their own THX certified home theater built for them; larger screen and the best sound that money can buy - all for the owner and seven of their friends - at just about any location in the world.

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avenger48

What crazy person thought it was a good idea to price a TV in what can be described as the "Lamborghini Aventador and a nice house" range?

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Engelsstaub

I can't even afford a 42" TV right now.

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pastorbob

It's all wasted on me anyway. I can't see 3D because of vision problems. And I don't get all of the hype for HD. Even though I own an HD TV I don't think it's all that much better than standard definition. I only bought one because the huge 36" CRT SD TV I had was a power hog and a half. Not to mention it took up half the living room.

So all of these whiz bang features in any TV are just a waste of technology on me. Besides even if I could afford the price tag on this monstrosity I can darn sure think of better things to spend the money on.

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Pball1224

The only advantage I can see to having a screen this size vs a projector is a brighter picture for day time use, or higher resolution for looking at non-video content such as Hi-Res imagery. Still cool tech though.

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Pyrophorics05

What is the point? Regardless of having that kind of cash, why would you pay that much for something that will be out dated in a year. Not to mention the actual value of the TV is probably more like 5-10k.

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bling581

"Regardless of having that kind of cash, why would you pay that much for something that will be out dated in a year."

Um, that's pretty much the deal with a lot of electronics. Prices of TV's are always dropping. It's been more than a year, more like three, since I bought my Samsung 39" HD TV but I paid around $1,000 for it. For that price today I could go out and buy one much larger.

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Eternal

What is the point in a TV at this resolution when TV programming doesn't go nearly that high. Pictures maybe?

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PhuxAche

Come on dude, what stone you been hiding under? Ultra HD is around the corner.

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mario_ramalho

Umm, did you mean "Jean Michel Jarre"? If so, yes, i would like one of those too, more than the TV, actually.

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Humpfester

I want to go to there.

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nikonf5

Never understood the need to have a bezel-based fixed-size display unless you just want to show off how big your TV is.

I have been subscribing to Maximum PC since they finished being bOOt and only this year did they include projectors in their non-pc equipment reviews which was funny and sad at the same time.

For the masses, the above TV will seem like a great thing but projector-based home theater setups with screens that size and larger have been around for 5+ years and they are very affordable and much more film-like than any bezel-based display.

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phoenixjc

I'll take 3, now only if I could afford the computer that could drive a 12288x2160 display. Suddenly "but will it run Crysis" becomes applicable again.

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bling581

No kidding! I'd love to play some PC games on this thing.

Would 3 large TV's side by side be better though for gaming? I know the resolution on this thing is really high, but how much more coverage would it provide versus multiple panels rigged together?

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Brdn666

Biggest problem with TV's vs Monitors when you have more than one is the usually much larger bezel.

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phoenixjc

I agree, but when you are dealing with a display of this mammoth proportions, the bezel has the ability to fade away. I would look at it as more of a percentage of screen size. A 1/2" bezel is going to look huge when you are talking about a couple 19" wide screen monitors side by side(~3.5% of the screen size). Apply that same sized bezel to the 152" monsters that these displays are, and it becomes insignificant, almost invisible (~0.3%).

That being said, the bezel on this unit looks like a 2x4....

I still think that the main limitation to these screens is rendering any modern game at the ridiculous resolution that you would get if you used these in a multi-monitor setup.

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