As most manufacturers are gingerly increasing their 3D TV sizes over the span of a few months, Panasonic has already announced shipment of a 3D set that is twice the size of any other commercial unit on the market today.
According to Cnet, the Panasonic TH-152UX1 is mainly focused on large-scale digital signage. There’s no HDMI input like a “normal” TV, though the unit’s 4096×2, 160 resolution and 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio would make a nice accessory to any mansion.
The device is set to start shipping in Japan and North America by the autumn season of this year.
Panasonic is known for its lavishly huge TV sets. It may be one way for the company to tout the capabilities of plasma, an HDTV technology that most other companies put on the backburner. Panasonic deals exclusively in plasma sets, despite the fact that TV sales have been leaning strongly in the direction of LCD and LED.
In 2007, the company launched a 103-inch plasma TV, which sold 15 units in its first calendar year on the market.