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10 Largest HDTV Displays

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Cowboy Stadium
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and two other men talk underneath the new giant HDTV in Cowboys Stadium on Aug. 21, 2009.
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and two other men talk underneath the new giant HDTV in Cowboys Stadium on Aug. 21, 2009.
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Of course, the nine preceding HDTVs were just a warm-up for our final entry. The current biggest HDTV on Earth is in Cowboys Stadium and belongs to Jerry Jones, owner of the Dallas Cowboys.The television was certified as the largest HDTV in the world on Sept. 25, 2009, by the Guinness Book of World Records [source: Leahy].

There aren't enough adjectives in a thesaurus to describe this collection of Mitsubishi Diamond Vision displays, which can create a single image stretching nearly from one 20-yard line to the other. It took Mitsubishi more than a year to construct the screen; and installation required another four months. This HDTV really is the heavyweight champion of the world -- and even though it's directly over the playing field (about 90 feet or 27.4 meters up) it tips the scales at 600 tons [source: Miles].

The screen uses 30 million LEDs and has more than 11,000 square feet (1,022 square meters) of viewable surface area. It consumes 635 kilowatts of power [source: Mitsubishi Electric Europe]. The entire shebang cost right around $40 million [source: Miles].

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