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You think your 71 inch TV set is impressive. Hah! You don’t even approach having the biggest one available. Titan, a British electronics manufacturer, announced last Wednesday that it has produced the largest and most expensive TV set ever built: a 370 inch (diagonal) monster that will sell for a million pounds- about $1.7 million in U.S. currency. Called the Zeus model, the beast weighs almost a ton, and it displays 65 billion colors. Titan says that the unit is suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, which may mean that it is waterproof. If so, it won’t be the first. The company has already built several large-screen TV sets designed to be partially submerged in swimming pools.

To give you a better idea of the set’s dimensions, it measures almost 31 feet diagonally, more than 26 feet horizontally, and almost 17 feet vertically.

Even if you have $1.7 million to spare, you may have to move quickly to obtain your 370 inch TV set. Titan is committed to building only four Zeus model sets, and it has already sold two. One will be installed atop a hotel in Cannes, on the French Riviera, and the other will go to the home of “a British media millionaire”. ┬áThe other two will be built to order after Titan has confirmed customer interest- presumably via a deposit of $200,000 to $300,000. If demand is sufficient, the company may build more than four Zeus units.

The purchase price does not include delivery or installation, so if $1.7 million is all you have, then you’re out of luck.

This breaks your heart, doesn’t it?




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