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Massive LCD to debut at CeBit

A 56-inch LCD screen that weighs 66 pounds will makes its debut at the CeBit trade show this week.

A 56-inch LCD screen that weighs 66 pounds will makes its debut at the CeBit trade show in Hannover this week.

Chi Mei Optoelectronics will be showing its 8.3-million pixel V562D1 LCD monitor. The active part of the screen measures about 4 feet by 2 feet, and it has a maximum resolution of 3840 by 2160.

The monitor is expected to hit stores in the third quarter of 2006, with an estimated retail price of around $10,000. Chi Mei's chief executive, Jau-Yang Ho, said the product would first be used in the medical and satellite pictures industries, according to TrustedReviews.

Tom Espiner reported for ZDNet UK.