NBC First to Buy Panasonic's 103" Plasma
Not so long ago, HomeTheaterFocus.com reported on a monster-sized Man Eating HDTV. Panasonic's 103 inch plasma HDTV is the world's largest of its kind. If you're interested, it'll be available to the public in November - just in time for Christmas if you have that kind of money to throw around. How much you ask? The cost is downright Satanic, get ready to pay some $70K for the devil's HDTV. That's almost as much as the Lutz's paid for that big old house in Amityville, NY back in the '70s.
The first actual buyer of the new Panasonic 103 inch Plasma turned out to be NBC, for the set of Monday Night Football. Gizmodo was making light of the whole thing by turning it into competition between the geeks and the jocks.
We geeks would probably put the 103 inch, 1920 x 1080 resolution monster with an incredible 5000:1 contrast ratio to work playing video games. If I took it home I would lock myself in my rec room and watch something on HD DVD; then I'd try my hand at something on Xbox360. Sorry, but watching a football game would be way down on the priority list. But give it up for the NFL - football won the right to be first on the block to strut the 103" plasma, and we geeks lost.
Updates on GizmoCafe's Blog will be pretty lean in the next week. I am about to drop out of civilization for awhile on a week long trek through the wilderness of Algonquin Park, by canoe and foot. The only technology I'll have out there is a mini propane stove and a pretty cool self-inflating bed roll. You should see the bed roll, just pop the cap and it sucks in air. Somehow the individual cells fill up, but when I lay on it, the mattress keeps a nice comfortable consistency under my weight. And the whole thing rolls up no wider than the palm of my hand and weighs almost nothing. That's some nice technology to give you those creature comforts while sleeping out in the bush. Rob Roy Macgregor never had it so good.