The “limited edition” marketing behind this monster TV amuses me, as I picture old Japanese men in 40 years paying millions of dollars for a chance to relive the “limited edition” experience of TV in 2008.
To be fair, this TV no doubt is a limited edition (like everything out there, really—nothing is made forever) because so few people can afford it.
I’d never even heard of it until American Express decided to toss 5 of them up My WishList today for the bargain price of $5, 000.
There’s no word on what this thing actually retails for, but it has all the best numbers you’d want in a TV, like 1080p HD, 10-bit advanced Super View/Black panel, 1, 000, 000:1 contrast ratio, 120Hz picture, and 7 HDMI ports.
It’s also bananas thin (as in, “it’s as thick as a banana” or “it’s so thin, it’s bananas”) and has an LED backlight, which is unheard of for a TV this size.
So try for one in 20 minutes with your AMEX card (as if anyone reads these posts as soon as they’re written), or try to get take one home on your next travel to Tokyo.
Just don’t try to find anything else about it, as it seems information on it is also “limited edition”, save for this small post Engadget made.