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A $2.25 million HDTV still doesn't guarantee anything good is on

Can't we find out who buys crystal-encrusted netbooks, diamond-clad iPods, and other ridiculously gaudy electronics, because there has to be a reason people keep making them? But this might be the most ludicrous device yet: a 55-inch HDTV from blingmeister Stuart Hughes that costs—wait for it—$2.
Written by Sean Portnoy, Contributor on

Can't we find out who buys crystal-encrusted netbooks, diamond-clad iPods, and other ridiculously gaudy electronics, because there has to be a reason people keep making them? But this might be the most ludicrous device yet: a 55-inch HDTV from blingmeister Stuart Hughes that costs—wait for it—$2.25 million dollars.

You can probably figure out you're not paying for the TV's specs (though these are built using Metz technology). Instead, that price tag for the PrestigeHD Rose Supreme Edition is the result of 28 kilos of 18-carat gold that form the outer bezel, along with an inner bezel of alligator skin (PETA will be thrilled) and a frame that includes 72 1-carat diamonds.

If you're on a budget—and who isn't these days?—then you may have to settle for just the plain ol' Supreme version. While you'll still get an outer frame of (22-carat) gold, as well as the alligator skin, you get "only" 48 diamonds. It hurts to slum like that, since the price is a mere $1.5 million, but somehow I think any buyer could learn to live with it.

[Via Tom's Guide]

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