I thought I had a large TV. It's 50 inches and it's a Panasonic. Walk around CES this year and you'll probably bump into the world's largest TV, a 150-inch advanced high definition (HD) PDP.
According to sources at Panasonic, the company has developed new phosphors and cell design technology for improved discharge and new circuit and drive technology to significantly reduce power loss. As a result, the 42-inch prototype has twice the luminance efficiency and provides the same brightness as the existing 42-inch 1080p full HD PDP, while cutting the power consumption by half."
So what exactly does the new technology have to do with making a TV 3 times the size of the one that's more efficient?
The technology allows the company to build TV screens that are larger and that use less energy.
Furthermore Panasonic states: "The 150-inch PDP delivers dynamic, overwhelming image quality with an 8.84 million pixel resolution (2,160 x 4,096) ―more than four times the 1080p HD specification (1,080 x 1,920). The prototype has a screen size equivalent to nine 50-inch PDPs with an effective viewing area of 11 ft (3.31 m) (W) x 6 1/4 ft (1.87 m) (H)."
Imagine a matrix of three 50-inch TVs by 3 more and you'll see yourself watching the equivalent of nine 50-inch TV sets.
Not only will TVs be larger, they'll be thinner too, just under one inch thin (for a 50-inch Plasma TV)! In addition, the (50-inch)TVs are ligher, weighing just under 50 lbs.
The next generation of Plasma TVs will be wireless. Finally no swamp of wires in the back! You'll be able to hang the TV from the ceiling.
Guess I'll have to move into a McMansion so I can fit the new TV sets into my house.