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The World's Most Ginormous HDTV Is Only 720p

The world’s largest HDTV is 60m wide and 24m tall. The 1486sqm screen is made up of 158 panels, weighing 74,800kg. It’s lit up by nine million LED lamps. But it’s only 720p.

Located at North Carolina’s Charlotte Motor Speedway, this most gargantuan of boob tubes dwarfs the Dallas Cowboys’ former giantest HDTV by around 12m. (Consider: A standard tennis court is 24m long and 11m wide. This TV fits 5.5 tennis courts, side-by-side.) On the other hand, the Cowboys’ TV is still 1080p.

It took 57 Panasonic workers 11,000 man-hours over the course of four months to build the set, which you can see for reals May 21, during NASCAR’s Sprint All-Star Race. That is, if you’re one of those who can stand watching NASCAR for more than ten seconds. Fortunately, that giant remote is completely functional, so you could always change the channel. [Charlotte Motor Speedway via MSNBC, Image: Jeff Siner / AP]

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