Wednesday, March 3, 2010

What would be the most expensive TV you can buy online?

That'll be 20k at check-out... shipping's free and only 1 left in stock - so hurry...

Seriously, if it were a joke - it would be funny. It's not.
Sony Bravia XBR KDL-70XBR7 70-Inch 1080p 120Hz LCD HDTV
I like the comment someone put for it on Amazon too:
As Marshall McLuhan said, "the medium is the message". This is a television that says something about the owner and that message is "I can afford to spend the price of a medium sized family car on a TV set that will be obsolete within a couple of years". In this respect there can be no doubt that the 70 inch Sony XBR accomplishes its intended purpose brilliantly.

The truly discerning purchaser will use this set to watch CNBC or Fox News, or rather display the same disregarded in the corner of the room while paying attention to something else.

There are larger TV sets out there, but the 120" Philips LED display has a pathetic resolution and the 150" Panasonic weighs about as much as the Ferrari you could buy instead. Actually, the Panasonic does at least have a sensible use - as a cinema screen.

Buy with pride and think not that you could buy the 60" less than a fifth the price and use the remainder to build a health clinic or school in a deprived part of the world and put a picture of it on your wall instead. One advantage of that approach is that with no sound to turn off, its a lot easier to ignore.

Buying this would be pure corruption.


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