At 7.5 ft by 4.5 ft, weighing about 600 kg and a pre-customs tag of Rs 5.5 crore plus—it’s the biggest plasma screen ever
Bang & Olufsen, the Danish electronic goods company, is promoting the BeoVision 4-103, its 103-inch plasma TV. That means a screen size of about 8.5 ft—this is about 7.5 ft across and 4.5 ft high, if you are watching it without a stand. The TV retails for $111,000, or $96,000 without the stand. Panasonic’s 103-in TV (B&O sources its plasma panel from Panasonic) is currently retailing for $50,000, but that is a bare stripped down version by comparison (it doesn’t even have that $15,000 stand). The stand’s purpose is to return the TV to a near-ground position when it is off, and raise it by 3 feet when in operation. This TV (if you can call it that) will not be available in stores. You will have to contact the Danes to get it installed at home. Each set is built to order and the price of the package includes setup and installation. This is important because the TV will weigh around 600 kg and will require a crane to install. No point telling you anything about its features. It has everything, and beautifully at that. The New York Times estimates that the TV needs 1,200 watts of power every hour.