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103 inch plasma tv

Need bigger house to fit TV...

     
7:12 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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"Panasonic vice president Andrew Nelkin says the new screen weighs 400 pounds. If you buy one, and have a wall big enough to fit it, you'll want professional installation."

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Wow. That would be fun to watch. And NOT fun if it fell through the floor...

7:37 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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That's pretty funny - I guess it makes sense if you can't control the lighting in the location - but projectors are way under $1000 now, and you can fill a warehouse wall with them.
7:39 pm on Apr 19, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Games anyone :)

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2:44 am on Apr 22, 2006 (gmt 0)

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I can't see how anyone would buy one of these over a project which is way more practical.
7:30 am on Apr 23, 2006 (gmt 0)

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Imagine playing one of those 2nd world war 3rd person shootem ups on this!

The heat from the screen should heat the entire house.

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Well imaiging if you had 2 of them back to back.. and a LAN game set-up going on. :)

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Holy cow!
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Projectors are way under $1,000 - that's true. To match the light output in a multipurpose room you'd need more than just your bargain basement front projector. You could pay +/- $5,000 for that sort of home theater projector capable of pumping out 2,500 lumens. Then you need the proper electric screen for the room with the appropriate quality and screen gain. You could get by with $500 but probably $1,500 is a better target to match the Plasma. Then to paint a nine foot diagonal screen you might need to mount the projector fifteen feet from the screen. So, you'd be mounting the projector on the ceiling..... Which means you're going to have to pull the heavy duty video cable through the ceiling, down the wall and out near your A/V equipment. Add a couple of other technical hurdles, and the price hovers around $10,000 for the front projection system. I'm sure the 103" plasma is going to cost more, but the convenience and WOW factor of this monster will have more than just a handful of wealthy A/V enthusiasts lining up to get one (or three).

I'm just a basic home theater enthusiast. I built a nice home theater in a basement home office I remodeled in our last house, which had a contemporary American Federal style. I bought a 2,000 lumen NEC LCD projector w/ 1024x768 resolution, built a special mount and installed a Contour Electrol electric screen. With the push of a button it retracted into the ceiling. I finished that home office and we moved three months later, doh! Of course the home theater / office helped sell the house in less than 24 hours :) But I miss that home theater. Our new house is a 7,000 square foot Colonial Williamsburg inspired brick colonial. So I guess I have a house big enough for it, but a mondo Plasma screen in rooms with an early 19th century style aren't passing the Wife Approval Factor. When the kids are a little older I want to build a 1,600 square foot home theater / recreation room in the basement. Maybe by that time the 103" Plasma will cost less than a new car ;)

Sean

 

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