OK, so you’ve just won the lottery. You’ve already bought yourself a £5 million pound mansion, plus a Bugatti Veyron to fill that garage, but what do you buy next? A colossal £600,000 152-inch ultra HD (4K) plasma TV for your massive living room wall, of course.
You think I’m kidding, but right now you can buy the Panasonic TH-152UX1W direct from Costco for the princely sum of £599,999.89. For your money you get a compulsory site survey (this thing is not going to be light), a specialist logistics package, and a four-man installation team. It comes with a five-year maintenance contract too, but unfortunately it could take up to five months to deliver. Ouch.
Still, the panel comes packing that UHD res, a 5,000,000:1 contrast ratio, motion smoothing, 3D 24p movie enhancer, and remote control via web browser, for those times when you’ve left the lounge and forgotten to turn off the equivalent of an LHC chewing through your electricity. It’ll only last you 100,000 hours, apparently, but hell, if you’ve got £600,000 to spend on a TV, it’s not like you’re going to care, right? [Costco]