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Okay, let’s get serious about big flat panel TVs. Don’t bother me with wimpy little measurements in inches. If you want to play this game, let’s talk about screen size in terms of feet. And Sharp has sold a flat panel to a movie theater in Japan that is 9 feet diagonal. The Shinjuku Picadilly cinema complex in Tokyo will open next month with this monster LCD (that’s 108″ if you haven’t done the math yet) in the lobby to show trailers and other content.

The Sharp LB-1085 is a nine-foot diagonal LCD screen.

The Sharp LB-1085 is the largest panel that the company can produce at their Gen 8 production line in Kameyama Plant No. 2. Don’t expect to find one in stock at your local discount electronics store. This is strictly a “built-to-order” product so you’ll have to place your order (and negotiate the price) if you’re going to replace a wall in your home with one of these.

Posted by Alfred Poor, June 17, 2008 6:00 AM

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Alfred Poor is a well-known display industry expert, who writes the daily HDTV Almanac. He wrote for PC Magazine for more than 20 years, and now is focusing on the home entertainment and home networking markets.