Panasonic Proves Plasma Is Still Big, Twilight Ready

Panasonic Proves Plasma Is Still Big, Twilight Ready

Anthony Nguyen
Jun 19, 2009

There's nothing wrong with dreaming, which is what you'll probably be doing once you've learned that Panasonic is planning on rolling out a brand-spankin' new 85-inch 1080p plasma screen this coming Fall. Non-stop drooling aside, we're pretty sure we could use a new patio instead of a TV screen that costs as much as a new Prius. But c'mon, who needs a Prius when you could be watching Twilight in splendid HD, right?

If you're looking for the nitty gritty, we have it here: the monstrous 85-incher will be featuring 40,000:1 contrast ratio (2,000,000:1 dynamic contrast ratio), an amazing 3.9 inches thickness, and a 100,000 hour battery life. Don't plan on mounting this on your wall with just a VESA mount, though - this sucker weighs in at a hefty 287 pounds of plasma goodness.

Features wise, you'll have your DVI, dual-link HD-SDI input (not too sure what that does), and an Ethernet port. There's no word on pricing yet, but seeing as their 103-inch Panasonic HDTV runs about $70,000, we're guessing it'll be selling like McLarens at $30,000 or so.

Not in the mood for spending like a madman in a dire economy? We understand. Perhaps a projector (Yes, we know it's not the same, but it works) may be more along the lines of your "lifestyle within reason." Check out our roundup of amazing outdoor theaters for some budget-friendly inspiration.

(Via Slashgear)

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