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Panasonic's 85-inch Plasma HDTV Costs $30,000

We have a special type of love for the 103-inch Panasonic plasma 1080p HDTV. The godlike display became all the more affordable earlier this year when it dropped from $70,000 to just $50,000, but we realize that the price tag, even after the hefty $20,000 lightening, could be a bit much for most consumers.

Thankfully, Panasonic has come through with a much lower cost option with an 85-inch model – perfect for those with smaller rooms and tighter budgets. The TH-85PF12U, which Panasonic says is the industry's first 85-inch 1080p plasma runs for $30,000. To get an idea of how big this is, imagine four 42-inch widescreen TVs stitched together.

Despite its impressive viewing area, the set has a main body depth of 3.9 inches and an overall weight of approximately 260 pounds. Check out more at CNet.

Let us know if you plan on picking one of these up and when you're going to have your viewing parties!

  • jellico
    Now, for the cherry on top, hook up your tricked out gaming rig to that bad-boy (not to mention your Xbox 360, PS3, etc). Oh baby... that would be so sweet!
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  • dark_lord69
    Wow that's it huh.. lets see a car or a tv.. I'll take the car thanks.
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  • doomtomb
    Diminishing returns... just settle for a 70" Plasma for a sixth of the price.
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  • ravnoscc
    92" projection screen + HD projector = $3,000. less than 1 centimeter thick and weighes under 100 lbs.... at 1/10 the cost... WTF are people doing?
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  • Now I just have to decide if I need one or two for my guest bedroom.
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  • Hanin33
    hopefully the max resolution isn't limited to 1080... or else things will look quite bad at size... you'd have to be very far away from the screen to not see the blocks...
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  • schneidereit
    Santa Claus...?
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  • dark_lord69
    If I really wanted a HUGE TV I would just buy a native 1080p DLP projector. I saw one the other day for $1,200. Then just project it onto a blackout cloth with screen goo painted on it and a black felt edge and you've got a sweet TV that is as big as you want it. Then, if it were me I would use the leftover to buy a computer and a black Nissan 350Z. I'd have a shop install a Vader III widebody kit and a small rear spoiler.

    Now that is better use of your money!
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  • enyceckk101
    "Now, for the cherry on top, hook up your tricked out gaming rig to that bad-boy (not to mention your Xbox 360, PS3, etc). Oh baby... that would be so sweet!"

    but that still 1920x1080, u need to sit far back or else u will see pixel
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  • TunaSoda
    @1080 res it has the same amount of pixels as my 50" no?
    So, that would be like taking a hi-res photo and zooming in using photoshop no?
    mmm hi-def with digital zoom... mmm
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