71″, $70k Plasma from LG Hits U.S.

LG Electronics today announced the U.S. availability of the largest plasma display currently in production. The monster 71” MW-71PY10 is now available for a whopping $70,000.

The MW-71PY10, said LG Electronics, has a resolution of 1920x1080p and incorporates the company’s XD Engine technology which reportedly converts analog signals to near high-definition levels. Features on this beast of a plasma display include HDMI and DVI inputs with HDCP; multiple HD component inputs as well as composite and S-Video, RGB input for PC connectivity; picture in picture, split-zoom and twin-picture for up to a total of nine sub-windows; and 1,200:1 contrast ratio.

“The retail launch of the LG 71-inch plasma HDTV monitor underscores our commitment in providing innovative solutions to the premium, high-end consumer electronics industry,” said Robert A. Perry, vice president, consumer electronics sales and channel marketing, LG Electronics U.S.A., Inc, in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer this flagship product, for the first time, to consumers in the United States at two of our key retailers, Ken Cranes on the West Coast and Sixth Avenue on the East Coast.”