Most people buy televisions between 20-42". So, what's up with posting a list of televisions that only a few would buy? I don't know. Maybe I'm trying to market these models with the hopes that a high profile celebrity buys one of these bohemoths and credits me for it while walking the red carpet. Anyone know Salma Hayek? Seriously.
All specifications used for the televisions listed below were taken from the respective manufacturers official Web sites unless otherwise noted.
Pick your poison with Mitsubishi. They offer three DLP models with a screen size of 73. The WD-73927 is arguably their most luxurious model as Mitsubishi claims that this is their best picture ever. Part of the Diamond Series, key specifications for the WD-73927 include a maximum resolution of 1080p, a built-in ATSC tuner with CableCARD slot and a built-in Digital Video Recorder (DVR) with a 250gb hard drive. This 73 giant weights 165 pounds. At Pricegrabber, expect to pay at least $5,500.
The TH-65XVS30U is Panasonics largest plasma display. Panasonic isnt shy about hiding the fact that this plasma is a monitor, which means it requires an external tuner to receive all TV signals. In fact, not any external receiver will work with this plasma. You have to buy Panasonics digital media receiver for any reception. This is an added cost of $1,500. This plasma has a 3000:1 contrast ratio, and a purchase price from an authorized Panasonic dealer of about $16,000.
The Elite PRO-1410HD is one of two Pioneer 61 plasma monitors. The other model is the PDP-6100HD. The Elite model part of the PureVision line of plasma displays, and the key point of interest with the PRO-1410HD is the word monitor. The plasma does not have any built-in tuners, which means you would need an external NTSC or ATSC tuner to receive any TV signals. It has a resolution of 1365 x 768. The monitor weighs 150 pounds. At Pricegrabber, expect to pay at least $7,000 for the PRO-1410HD.
Samsungs HP-R6372 is a 63 plasma television that features a 5th generation widescreen panel. At 10,000:1, the contrast ratio is off the charts in a good way with up to 549 billion colors possible. It also has Samsungs infamous DNIe image enhancment technology. Other key specifications include a built-in ATSC tuner, CableCARD slot and side AV inputs. The monitor without stand and speakers weights just under 192 pounds. At Pricegrabber, expect to pay at least $9,000 for the HP-R6372.
At 65, Sharps LC-65D90U is one of the largest flat panel LCD TVs. It is capable of displaying resolutions as high as 1080p. It has a built-in CableCARD slot, which means it has a built-in ATSC tuner. Other specifications of interest include a 1200:1 contrast ratio, 6,s response time and a 1920 x 1080 widescreen LCD panel. This big guy tips the scales at 175 pounds when speakers and stand are attached. At Pricegrabber, expect to pay at least $18,000 for the LC-65D90U.
The 72MX195 is one of two Toshiba DLP models at 72 and 1080p maximum resolution. Digital Light Processing technology is featured annually at The Academy Awards, and at 72, this DLP will look like a mini-movie screen. It features a built-in ATSC tuner, CableCARD slot and a technology called CableClear DNR+, which helps improve the picture on NTSC signals from antenna or cable. Pricegrabber lists the weight at 122 pounds. At Pricegrabber, expect to pay at least $4,000 for the 72MX195.