Samsung Electronics said Tuesday it will begin selling a 71-inch rear-projection television, which it claims is the world's biggest.
The company said it would debut the 71-inch model in South Korea with an expected selling
price of 7.5 million won (US$7,358) on Friday.
Rear-projection TV, which displays an image on a front plastic screen by beaming the image
from a device at the back, is one of three fast-growing flat-panel TV technologies, along
with liquid crystal displays and plasma display panels.
Rear-projection models are gaining popularity in North America.
Samsung plans to begin selling the 71-inch model SVP-71L8UH in the North American market
early next month.
The new model is 51.8 centimeters thick, equivalent to the size of a 29-inch traditional
cathode-ray tube television, Samsung said in a statement.
It weighs 50.3 kilograms, so the TV can be hung on a wall, according to the statement.