Panasonic's TH-103PF9UK ($70,000) is the world's largest high definition plasma display. As if you needed to read further after that fact, the super-sized display offers 103-inches of screen space (equivalent in size to four 50-inch Panasonic plasma displays) and is native 1080p with a full HD pixel resolution of 1,920 horizontal x 1,080 vertical. It may be designed for corporate use, but that won't stop you from hanging one in the den (and probably then losing your wife). Note though that it requires professional installation due to its weight and size.
If you're cramped on room in your tiny apartment or dorm room, check out the Oppo LT-2007 ($600). The 20-inch flat-panel LCD TV features an integrated slot-loading progressive scan DVD player, and USB port and memory card reader, all in a sexy translucent case. The LT-2007 has an array of input and output connections, an adjustable base, and a 181-channel NTSC tuner with automatic station searching. The machine plays DVD-Video, DivX video, Audio CD, Kodak Picture CD and a bunch of other digital audio/video/picture formats, such as CD-R/CD-RW, DVD-R/DVD-RW, and DVD+R/DVD+RW.
In the seemingly never-ending battle for an even better picture, television makers have been adopting new technologies just as fast as they can. The latest is the LED-illuminated DLP, which is offered on the NuVision 52LEDLP ($4,400). Using LEDs to illuminate the DLP results in greater color gamut, and the ability to create deep blacks by controlling the brightness of individual LEDs — resulting in a fantastic 5000:1 contrast ratio. Other important specs include instant-on capability, a 50,000 hour lamp life, 1080p native resolution, and the reassurance that your picture will be the best on your block for a long time to come. [Thanks, Tim!]