Matsushita to top Samsung with 103-inch plasma TV

World's biggest producer of plasma TVs is planning to sell the world's largest plasma TV by early 2007.

If you're embroiled in one of those battles in which you feel a constant need to one-up your neighbor (brother-in-law, co-worker, whatever) with your consumer electronics, getting your hands on this will put you ahead in a big way.

The world's biggest producer of plasma TVs is planning to sell the world's largest plasma TV by early 2007, reports Reuters and other sources.

103-inch TV

Matsushita Electric Industrial announced Monday that it hopes to sell a 103-inch plasma TV, beating out Samsung's announced 102-inch plasma screen by exactly an inch. Described as "bigger than a double-sized mattress and almost as heavy as an upright piano," the flat-panel television measures about 7.8 by 4.5 feet and weighs a mammoth 474 pounds.

Though the company hasn't settled on a price point yet, its largest plasma television currently available (a mere 65 inches) goes for $7,500 in Japan, just to give you an idea.

While your neighbor might be insanely jealous if you snagged one of these next year, it's doubtful he'd trade utility bills with you.

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Erica Ogg is a CNET News reporter who covers Apple, HP, Dell, and other PC makers, as well as the consumer electronics industry. She's also one of the hosts of CNET News' Daily Podcast. In her non-work life, she's a history geek, a loyal Dodgers fan, and a mac-and-cheese connoisseur.


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