Panasonic to sell super-size plasma screens

Panasonic is to start selling super-sized plasma television screens measuring 103-inches diagonally by early 2007. The plasma screens—the largest available in the world—are expected to be snapped up in the US to be used as electronic billboards and giant studio monitors.

Panasonic parent Matsushita Electric Industrial Company said it had already begun taking orders for the 103-inch screens in the US. The price of the giant screen has not been disclosed.

In April Panasonic installed a 103-inch screen in the New York Stock Exchange.

In May Korean Consumer electronics giant LG installed a super-sized prototype plasma screen in Harrods to demonstrate high-definition television to passing Knightsbridge shoppers. It took eight men to lift the 102-inch HD Ready screen into position in the main window at Harrods.