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(SlashFilm)   LG introducing 325-Inch television that costs $1.7 Million. House not included   (slashfilm.com) divider line
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891 clicks; posted to STEM » on 19 Sep 2021 at 11:05 PM (4 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2021-09-19 9:32:59 PM  
I wonder how much the extended warranty will run?
Who am I kidding, if I can buy a 27-foot diagonal TV I can have a tech on retainer half the cost of the warranty, plus a freezer full of supreme pizza.
 
2021-09-19 9:49:53 PM  
Pfft. Amateurs.

Frank's 2000" TV
Youtube XQJ4v8QkEAw
 
2021-09-19 9:56:53 PM  
Takes a big wall. Vegas will buy them.
 
2021-09-19 9:59:42 PM  
So what happens when 16K resolution comes out?
 
2021-09-19 10:17:31 PM  

enry: Pfft. Amateurs.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQJ4v8Qk​EAw]


I was gonna go look that up to post in the thread, but you did so now I don't have to.
 
2021-09-19 10:28:48 PM  
Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.
 
2021-09-19 11:08:56 PM  
Jesus. It's not that hard to set up a nice projector for a few hundred bucks. I made the screen in one weekend with nothing but some precut lumber, a shiatty drill and a staple gun
 
2021-09-19 11:16:44 PM  

KingBiefWhistle: Jesus. It's not that hard to set up a nice projector for a few hundred bucks. I made the screen in one weekend with nothing but some precut lumber, a shiatty drill and a staple gun


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2021-09-19 11:18:37 PM  
And yet Mildred Montag still wouldn't be happy.
 
2021-09-19 11:20:57 PM  
Bigger than the Magnaphallix 302"...

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2021-09-19 11:34:42 PM  
Or, just buy 25 65" 4k LCDs and put them in a 5x5 grid.

At ~ $650 each, it will set you back ~ 16k.

So, less than 1% the cost of this, and a lot higher resolution.
 
2021-09-19 11:42:24 PM  

calufrax: Bigger than the Magnaphallix 302"...

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Aw hell!!

Professor Farnsworth - Oh Hell! | Futurama
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2021-09-19 11:50:13 PM  

Thwartme: Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.


Retinopathy: A Quinn Martin Production.
 
2021-09-20 12:01:28 AM  
Come on, Barney had two 300' plasmas in an apartment in Manhattan

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He knows a guy that can get them from Japan.
 
2021-09-20 12:08:16 AM  

Thwartme: Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.


... which were shot on film, and could possibly look decent.
 
2021-09-20 12:22:37 AM  
No it won't mighty your penis.
 
2021-09-20 1:12:27 AM  
I will wait until they make it into a VR headset.
 
2021-09-20 1:34:34 AM  

SomeAmerican: Or, just buy 25 65" 4k LCDs and put them in a 5x5 grid.

At ~ $650 each, it will set you back ~ 16k.

So, less than 1% the cost of this, and a lot higher resolution.



The kind of person able and willing to buy a $17 million dollar TV is also the kind of person who would not put up with any perceptible bezels between a multi-paneled display. (even 'narrow, 'ultrathin' and screens advertised as 'bezel-less' still have visible seams)
 
2021-09-20 2:19:17 AM  
CSB: When Pathways Group (PTHW) went IPO, the boss decided to blow huge wads of IPO cash not on personnel or hardware, but on... toys. Including, at the time and according to his boasting, the largest rear-projection setup in Santa Rosa, California. An entire friggin' wall (from an adjacent A/V room) in a meeting room with a huge, ridiculously expensive fiddleback maple conference table. "This'll impress folks!", as if theater would somehow mask our lack of actual personnel, hardware, or product dev progress.

We had lots of empty cubicles and racks, but, man, could we watch a huge screen! So, when it went belly-up & they were bought out as a penny stock by Upgrade International, no one was surprised.
 
2021-09-20 2:27:46 AM  
Best part? That buyout went belly-up, as well, and Upgrade International pounded the crap out of them.
 
2021-09-20 3:17:37 AM  

KingBiefWhistle: Jesus. It's not that hard to set up a nice projector for a few hundred bucks. I made the screen in one weekend with nothing but some precut lumber, a shiatty drill and a staple gun


What did you use for your projection surface coating?
 
2021-09-20 3:19:59 AM  

edmo: Takes a big wall. Vegas will buy them.


This. They aren't for houses. They are for large displays.
 
2021-09-20 4:35:03 AM  

KB202: KingBiefWhistle: Jesus. It's not that hard to set up a nice projector for a few hundred bucks. I made the screen in one weekend with nothing but some precut lumber, a shiatty drill and a staple gun

What did you use for your projection surface coating?


Just bog standard blackout cloth projector screen material from Carl's place, stretched as tight as we could manage and stapled into the frame. Didn't really want to invest a lot since I was doing this shiat by the seat of my pants off some online instructions and was fairly certain I'd fark it up. Turned out so good I used the screen for about 3 years almost daily before we moved and I just couldn't fit it into the truck. Haven't had the time or space to set it up again since, have a house now but the only really decent place I can mount it is in the basement. When I do I plan on buying one of the better screen materials they've got and going a bit bigger. The screen I built was around 110" but the projector I have can easily support much larger with dark lighting conditions and stronger lamp settings. BenQ lists 300" as its max
 
2021-09-20 4:58:48 AM  
Actual headline was funnier.
 
2021-09-20 6:23:46 AM  

Thwartme: Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.

I just want to watch TV, not have it take over my soul. I think my TV is 23"
 
2021-09-20 6:26:45 AM  

SomeAmerican: Or, just buy 25 65" 4k LCDs and put them in a 5x5 grid.

At ~ $650 each, it will set you back ~ 16k.

So, less than 1% the cost of this, and a lot higher resolution.


Nah just get one of those laser projectors that can do theater size screens with 4k resolution. Only like 30k and just need to replace the bulb now and then


Meanwhite that abomination subby linked to costs that just for a service call
 
2021-09-20 6:34:37 AM  

cryinoutloud: Thwartme: Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.
I just want to watch TV, not have it take over my soul. I think my TV is 23"


I routinely use my 75" TV to watch:

1. Twilight Zone
2. Columbo

And Play:

1. Mega Man
2. Contra

The former looks great with remasters, the latter not so much just because no matter what you do, you just can't replicate the look and feel of classic controller and CRT responsiveness.

/also watch many, many movies modern & classic
//at around a little over a grand, a 75 inch TV is pretty incredible if you have the space
 
2021-09-20 6:46:12 AM  

KB202: edmo: Takes a big wall. Vegas will buy them.

This. They aren't for houses. They are for large displays.


Eh... sorta.  This isn't new tech it's the same type of video screen they put in sports arenas and such.  Back in the day it used to be known as a jumbotron.  What is new here is they're selling it to the (extremely high end) domestic market.  Businesses have been able to buy them for years.
 
2021-09-20 6:54:21 AM  

cryinoutloud: Thwartme: Honestly, even if I had this, I'd probably mostly use it to watch SD cop shows from the seventies.
I just want to watch TV, not have it take over my soul. I think my TV is 23"


is that today's equivalent to not even having a tv?

how do you even get a giant tv like that in your door? build your house around it?
 
2021-09-20 7:43:09 AM  
And it will still have embedded ads you can't opt out of.
 
2021-09-20 8:24:13 AM  
The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.
 
2021-09-20 10:03:05 AM  

some_beer_drinker: is that today's equivalent to not even having a tv?
how do you even get a giant tv like that in your door? build your house around it?


I have a small house. I don't want to overwhelm the custom decor. It's like, I barely even own a TV, yes.
 
2021-09-20 11:07:53 AM  

darkman2000: The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.


Disagree.  We need to go the other direction.  New TVs should adopt the 9:16 format so I can watch my TikTok and Instagram videos like God intended.
 
2021-09-20 12:33:38 PM  

Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: darkman2000: The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.

Disagree.  We need to go the other direction.  New TVs should adopt the 9:16 format so I can watch my TikTok and Instagram videos like God intended.


Funny because it seems that god intended you to watch them on your phone
 
2021-09-20 2:42:15 PM  

enry: Pfft. Amateurs.

[Youtube-video https://www.youtube.com/embed/XQJ4v8Qk​EAw]


Came here for this.
 
2021-09-20 2:46:20 PM  

darkman2000: The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.


Movies started out 4:3.  They got wider after TV came out in the same format, and they had to do something to make the movie screen seem more special.

It is a shame when a movie theater shows Casablanca and "doesn't have the right lens" or whatever excuse they come up with to crop the image at the top and bottom--you can't see that Ilse is pointing a gun at Rick at waist level in one scene, which puts their conversation in a completely different context.
 
2021-09-20 4:11:40 PM  

flondrix: darkman2000: The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.

Movies started out 4:3.  They got wider after TV came out in the same format, and they had to do something to make the movie screen seem more special.

It is a shame when a movie theater shows Casablanca and "doesn't have the right lens" or whatever excuse they come up with to crop the image at the top and bottom--you can't see that Ilse is pointing a gun at Rick at waist level in one scene, which puts their conversation in a completely different context.


Even worse when a Bluray set is release for an older series and they crop it to widescreen, like MASH did.
 
2021-09-20 8:00:46 PM  
If flat displays were made to be tiled together, how narrow could the "gutter" between them be made?

Though a digital projector just makes more sense for anything really large.
 
2021-09-21 11:00:50 AM  

lifeslammer: Joey Jo Jo Jr Shabadu: darkman2000: The shape of TVs really needs to change from 16:9 to 21:9
Cinemascope should be wider, not narrower.

Disagree.  We need to go the other direction.  New TVs should adopt the 9:16 format so I can watch my TikTok and Instagram videos like God intended.

Funny because it seems that god intended you to watch them on your phone


That's a joke, son. (foghorn_leghorn.jpg)


But as for the original suggestion, 21:9 would make for a terrible TV aspect ratio.  Of course it would make sense for some films, but the vast majority of stuff these days is created in 16:9.  It's the standard.  A 21:9 TV would have to letterbox a lot of stuff you watch on the sides.
 
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