May 03 2008
Huge HDTV Displays
Posted by: Bogdan Alex in News
I remember last year I wanted to make the jump for LCD displays from my old CRT and thought it was worth buying some 24â€ Dell. But then I saw the 37â€ Westinghouse at an unbeatable price and I finally got one of these. However, after a few months I noticed that 37â€ wasnâ€™t that big anymore so now I want something bigger like a 46-50â€ plasma and thatâ€™s just another example of the old â€œpeople always want bigger and better thingsâ€ problem.
Speaking of big, how big can displays get these days? No, not projected pictures, I mean real electronic displays. Big Moving Pictures forgot about inches when measuring the whole deal and present their huge 40â€™ X 22â€™ HDTV screensâ€¦ for Godzilla and the like.
Thanks to an agreement signed yesterday, BMP plans on taking the entertainment factor up several levels by building gigantic, truck-mounted 40' x 22' HDTV screens (feet, thatâ€™s right) and hauling them to special concerts and representations. When completed, the displays will be the largest mobile HDTVs in the world and the first LED displays that provide full HDTV resolution in daytime outdoor environments.
So those are mobile displays, but how do they fit such huge things inside a trailer? The trick is that there are three smaller panes that can hydraulically unite into a jumbo-sized TV screen. The whole display is expected to weigh an astonishing 66,000 pounds and deliver true 16:9 aspect ratio for direct usage of 720P HDTV signals. In this case you get a LED element pitch of 15mm and a brightness range up to 10,000NITS.
They do get big! Hey, we could use these biggies to play videogames, if we can somehow fit them in our backyard.