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Did you ever think that maybe as a society we have gone over the top? On Tuesday, the Japanese electronics giant, Sharp, announced that they were introducing a new 90” LED TV.  This TV is 4 feet tall, 8 feet diagonally and more than 6 feet wide with a depth of 5 inches.  It is said to weigh 141 pounds. It has all the features one could want: it is even 3-D ready and comes with its own set of 3-D glasses. All this for only $10,999.99!

This would be a great buy for someone who needs to have a giant TV that is as big as a person sitting in his or her living room. Since my living room is only 12×20, this unit would take up a great portion of my wall space. I would be a little worried about the 3-D feature.  I might actually hurt myself reacting to an item being thrown in the movie.

I would be the talk of the neighborhood.  I envision my neighbors bringing their lawn chairs and watching outside my picture window. This would be like a “Movie in the Park” that my town hosts in the summer. Maybe, I could even provide my neighbors with surround sound and a set of their own 3-D glasses. In addition, if I were very smart, I would provide popcorn and drinks and make a few bucks to pay off the monster in my living room.

Can you imagine the fun we would have during football games?  This would be the epitome of an “Arm Chair Player”.

When it is 20-below-zero and the Packers are playing the Bears, it would be so realistic; we would have to turn up the furnace to watch. I cannot even imagine what it would be like to view a boxing match or a soccer game.  But seriously, who NEEDS to have a 90” LED TV in their house? Is this not extreme? Do people really desire to experience the violence of the nightly news in 3-D or (God Forbid!) watch a super-large version of “Two and a Half Men”?  And, what will Sharp come up with next?

Just sitting here musing…

 

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  1. The developers of TV and the developers of the programming which is a topic of a blog I feel coming on…is ridiculous but there will be people that buy them….Diane

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    • I believe you are correct. People will flock to Best Buy and theTV’s will fly off the shelf. Soon, it will be like the book, “Farenheit 451″, and we will have four walls of TV. We’ll just walk into a room and feel like we are a part of the action. Yikes!

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  2. There is a new theater that was built very close to my house, which was very exciting to me when it was going up. I remember going there for the first time to see a 3D movie, and being disappointed when I discovered that the screen was only 15” diagonally. Yes, I’m that petty, and I search for the biggest screens, and ask before I purchase a ticket. So, I would LOVE to have this Sharp LCD to replace my new 92-inch projector screen, which replaced my 82” DLP a month ago. I still think the quality is lacking for the projector, but my Dish co-worker tells me my projector is just as good as my old DLP, but I know he’s just being nice. I think the projector would look terrible though without my HD 1080p channels from Dish. I need the best quality to use the projector’s 1080p capability to its fullest, and I get that, with more HD channels than any other provider. By the way, an IMAX screen is 72-52.8 ft, and it STILL is not the largest! You’ll have to visit Australia for that.

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  3. I saw this on MSN.com yesterday. I remember with the old projection style big screenTV’s from the 90’s that is was recommended you sit so many feet away from the screen depending on how big the TV was to prevent eye strain. So in addition to figuring out where one would be able to fit it in their house…you’d have to have a room big enough to sit back far enough to maintain a healthy distance. I think a TV of such size would induce clastrophobia unless you are in a mansion. But…that is just my opinion.

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    • My living room is so small I would have to sit right on top of the TV. It just would not work. This is a TV that should be in Times Square or someplace like it. :)

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  4. A 90” LED TV, I’m not impressed…

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