In an era where the number of gadgets in use outnumbers the population, the phrase “He who dies with the most toys wins” is no longer applicable. May we suggest “He who dies with the most expensive TV wins”?
There’s no doubt 3D technology is taking over our 40-inch screens (who wants to watch Avatar in 2D, anyway?) but we’ve spied the first ever glasses-free 3D TV. The Toshiba 55RZ1 can be picked up in Asia for a bolschy S$19,999 – triple that amount and you can buy a small but decent car. The 55-inch TV uses technology to track the viewer’s position to create 3D effects without the need for glasses.
If that’s not tickling your bank balance there’s the Panasonic TH-152UX1W, a 152-inch plasma TV with four times as many pixels as a regular HD TV and a 17:9 ratio that guarantees a cinema-like 3D experience. The 600kg TV is sold exclusively at Harrods in the UK for £600,000 (approx S$1,200,000) and currently holds the Guinness World Records for the Most Expensive TV Commercially Available and the Largest Plasma Screen.
Throw logic out of the window and for a bargain US$2.26 million (S$2.85 million) you can own the PrestigeHD Supreme Rose Edition TV created by luxury gadget makers, Stuart Hughes. This 55-inch TV doesn’t do 3D but who needs that when its frame is 28kg of solid 18k rose gold embellished with 72 brilliant round-cut one-carat diamonds? Thankfully there are only three of these TVs in existence or else we’d worry that the world was completely devoid of taste.