Sharp has launched the world's largest 108-inch widescreen LCD monitor, the LB-1085, in Japan.

For business and commercial applications, the display offers a resolution of 1980 x 1080, a contrast ratio of 1200:1, brightness of 400cdm2, a 176 degree viewing angle, and a response time of 6ms while inputs include S-Video, DVI and analog RGB.

This monitor is due to take pride of place in the lobby of the Shinjuku Piccadilly cinema complex in Tokyo when it opens in July this year where it will be used to show movie trailers and ads.

Sharp has announced plans to take orders for this model and plans to expand sales to the global marketplace soon, price is rumoured to be around the $100,000 mark.

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