[size=18px]World's biggest plasma TV on sale in September[/size]
The makers of Panasonic equipment are to start taking orders in Japan for a 103-inch plasma TV, the world's largest.
Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd. announced today that the first orders would be taken on September 1.
Matsushita said shipments could start as early as the end of September, and it expects the TV to sell in Japan for around 6 million yen ($50,000).
Matsushita, the world's largest consumer electronics maker, has said it aims to sell 5,000 units of the 103-inch plasma panels per year worldwide, with TV demand counting for a little less than 20 percent of that figure.
Measuring 2.4 metres by 1.4 metres and weighing 215 kg, the 103-inch panel is bigger than a double-sized mattress and almost as heavy as an upright piano.
The plasma panel used in the Matsushita TV will be just one inch larger measured diagonally than a 102-inch model developed by Samsung SDI Co. Ltd. The South Korean company has not launched the model commercially.