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A Really WIDE Screen TV

November 20, 2007 | Author: Ibex Marketing

What size flat panel TV do you want to find in your stocking this holiday? (I hope you have a big stocking!) Maybe a 42″, or 50″? How about one of those 103″ monsters you see on some of the network sports sets? Or are you thinking really big? How about 140″ diagonal? In case you’re having trouble thinking about how big that is, try this: it’s a bit larger than a wall of 11 42″ panels. That’s big.

What is it? It’s the new Resolia LED display from Mitsubishi. No, it’s not an LCD with an LED backlight; it uses discrete LEDs to create the image. Unlike previous large LED displays that came broken down into dozens of pieces, it comes assembled in two large modules, making it easier to install. (You couldn’t maneuver it into some rooms if it came shipped as a single panel.)

Now, before your visions of sugarplums are replaced by dreams of a Resolia of your very own, there are two other details you should know. In spite of its size, it’s not an HDTV. The resolution is only 768 by 448, so it barely has the resolution to do wide standard definition images. It won’t show high definition detail (though it can process and scale down HD signals). The only other factor that might deter you is that it costs a bagel less than $600,000. But they only plan on making 200 worldwide this year, so you don’t have to worry about your wiseacre neighbor saying that he’s got one just like it.