Forget the CeBIT 80 and 100 inchers, this model you can actually buy...
I hate technology shows. They serve to make previously happy mortals completely dissatisfied with everything they own. Press releases: good. Product announcements: good. Stuffing a 100in LCD in our faces and saying ‘You’re never gonna get it’: bad. So thanks to Sharp for fighting back with a blockbusting product we can actually get our mitts on before 2010.
The PN-655 will be the world’s largest commercially available LCD when it smashes through shops (whose fronts had to be specially widened) for its arrival in June.
The 65in behemoth will be no gigantic dud either as it sports a 1920 x 1080 native resolution meaning it is 1080p ready and there won’t be the slightest trace of motion blur due to a super quick 6ms response time and a 700:1 contrast ratio should ensure excellent picture quality. A wide 170 degree viewing angle is equally impressive though it begs the question: who can’t find a central seating position with a screen this big?
Furthermore, the PN-655 utilises DFE (Dual-Fine Engine) technology which enables it to display both computer and video content meaning someone somewhere is soon to embark on the greatest game of Perfect Dark Zero the world has ever seen. It won’t take its own power station to run either with Sharp claiming a new fan-less architecture will result in reduced energy consumption and quieter operation.
Now all we need to ruin our dreams is a price but they’ll survive a little bit longer as one won’t be given out until closer to release. Rumours that Sharp will equip all salesmen plugging the PN-655 with defibrillators to revive customers who do eventually hear the mythical figure have yet to be confirmed (though they have, to date, been strenuously denied).