Consumer Electronics Show 2005


There are now dozens of manufacturers showing off hundreds of different HDTV sets. They have plasma screens, LCD screens, DLP projection screens and LCD projection screens.

The Samsung booth was unique because they had some huge screens. The most impressive was the 102-inch-diagonal plasma screen:

How big is 102 inches? Think about a typical bedroom wall -- it is about 8 feet (2.4 meters) high and 12 feet (3.7 meters) wide. This screen would fill a good portion of that wall.

Samsung also showed a 70-inch DLP screen and a 57-inch LCD screen:

It feels like there are two good pieces of news in this. First, with all of these manufacturers making this many TVs, prices will be coming down fast. Second, with all of these manufacturers going bigger and bigger, it means that "small" screens like the 42-inch ones will be getting cheaper even faster. It is funny to think that just two years ago, 42 inches was a huge screen. Now it is the bottom of the barrel.

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