Panasonic builds 152-inch 3D plasma TV

Now this is just showing off. At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Panasonic is demonstrating one of the biggest plasma displays that we've ever clapped eyes on - it's a massive 152-inches across.

For a sense of scale, that's the same as 22 average pencils, more than two average Irishmen, or four times the height of Verne Troyer in 6-inch platform heels. Now there's an image. Speaking of image, it's capable of displaying full 3D content in 4K x 2K resolution.

The screen doesn't need to be illuminated - the plasma itself illuminates the display four times faster than a conventional full HD panel would. It also contains a crosstalk reduction feature, which helps produce clearer 3D images by minimising the double-image that can occur with dodgy 3D displays.

As you can imagine, you can't buy the thing - it's just been created to allow Panasonic to boast. In 2008, the company built a 103-inch display, so at the rate it's going, it'll be able to build a display the size of an average African elephant next year. We look forward to it.