Panasonic sells $70,000 HDTV as the world goes bust

28 September 2008 No Comment Mike Evans

Panasonic 103
In what can only be described as the world’s most ironic timing, Panasonic has begun selling it’s unbelievably huge 103″ HDTV (the TH-103PF9UK) for an even huger $69,9995.

It measures 55.9″ x 95″ x 5″ and weighs a monstrous 485lbs.. It’s not the world’s largest,as Panasonic also showed off a 105″ model at CES earlier in the year, but it is the world’s largest that’s actually on sale.

Given the current state of the economy, you can’t help but wonder whether a $70,000 TV represents the high point of a boom that’s just about to go spectacularly bust. It reminds me of the Jaguar XJ220, a supercar commissioned at the height of the late 1980s boom in the UK that went on sale in 1992 for the jaw-dropping price of

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