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Does Size Really Matter?

February 18th, 2009 No comments

Here at GadgetMETER we recently featured Panasonic’s new 103 inch television.  As it turns out, the 103 inch plasma screen tv is not the biggest one.  Panasonic one upped themselves with a 150 inch version.

Before all of you out there with your average sized 36 inchers start to get self concious, it is important to note that it is improbable that the 150 incher will be available for sale to the public anytime soon.  So, there really is not need to feel ashamed or embarrassed about having a smaller television.  Besides, you would have to wonder where a TV that large could be kept.  It is unlikely that most people have enough room in their house, and on their walls to accomodate a 150 inch television.  Even if you could, you would have to watch it from the back yard in an attempt to preserve your eyesight.

Just to put things in perspective, check out the pictures and see how the size of the TV measures up against the average sized man.

Panasonic 150" HDTV

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Touch “Air” Hockey on Plasma TV

February 18th, 2009 No comments

Endgadget publicly unveiled what could be the first of a new range of innovative table games.  Panasonic unveiled a new 103 inch plasma T.V. which utilizes the multi-touch technology allowing users to play “air” or table hockey.

The plasma TV market got a bit smaller recently as technology companies Vizio and Pioneer announced that they were done competing in the Plasma TV market.  It seems that Panasonic has just begun.  The huge 103 inch television is almost double the size of any “normal” TV for sale today.  Adding in the multi-touch technology makes the TV almost seem like a grossly oversized smartphone.  Perhaps, they will add other “smartphone” games to these TV’s in the future, as an extra perk for buyers.

What does this mean for the future of the table gaming industry?  Should we expect Panasonic Multi-Touch Billiards or Foosball anytime soon?  Don’t count on it…But keep your eyes peeled for more innovation.

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