Sony creates colossal 16K screen

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Sony developed the biggest 16K screen, which is longer than a bus, and will shortly go on show in Japan.

Sony’s display contains 16 times as many pixels as a 4K television and 64 times as many as 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, without its image looking blurred.

The development was announced by Sony at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show, which is currently being held in Las Vegas.

The 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.

Experts in the field said it would likely take decades for 16K tech to filter down to consumer products.


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