Sony's display has four times as many horizontal pixels as a 4K television and eight times that of a regular 1080p high definition TV, meaning it can show images in far more detail than normal.
This will let viewers stand close to the unit - which is longer than a bus - without its image looking blurred.
One expert said it would likely take decades for 16K tech to filter down to consumer products.
The 63ft by 17ft (19.2m by 5.4m) screen is currently being installed at a new research centre that has been built for the Japanese cosmetics group Shiseido in the city of Yokohama, south of Tokyo. It is so large it will stretch between the first and second floors....
Christopher, it's interesting that you seem to be able to see some 4K TV or computer monitors at least. I know it's on my 1080 TV that a lot of programs that are supposed to be on 1080 definition, are usually lower than that. I find amusing that many are advertisements are and lower resolution then what can be transmitted over the air.
sc wrote: Vanity! If they really want something large than life,they need to know Jesus. The irony is that with the "advancement" of all of this technology comes greater despair. Simpler times had many advantages.
They are coming up with a screen that is approximately the size of drive-in theater screen? Wow. They say you'll be able to stand close to it, and the image won't look blurred. How useful is it to see clearly what's in front of your face, but not know what it is you're looking at, because you can't see what's on the rest of the screen?
Vanity! If they really want something large than life,they need to know Jesus. The irony is that with the "advancement" of all of this technology comes greater despair. Simpler times had many advantages.
I used to think that a normal, standard definition, TV channel was nice and crisp, when the antennae was in the perfect position. Then, all of those stations migrated to high def, and I was now seeing those old channels in 720p, which was a wow moment. I couldn't imagine the imagery getting any more clear than that. Then, the migration continued on to 1080p, and with a capable TV, I was proved wrong. I thought that was it though, for sure. Then came along 4k, which is remarkable; making 1080p look like standard def, so I can't imagine what 16k looks like.
I'm not a gamer, but I've seen the new 4k games, and the graphics are unreal. I can understand how kids can get so immersed, and addicted to those alternate worlds. Gone are the days of Pac-man, Donkey Kong, and Space Invaders, that's for sure, but too bad, because I think they were a lot of fun. I remember going to Pizza hut as a kid on the weekends, and playing Space Invaders while I was waiting on my order, or Pac-man or Galaga at the bowling alley, etc. A lot of nostalgia. Miss the simpler times...