Engineering Innovation Podcast and Radio Series

Huge Screen TV

PostedFebruary 5, 2012

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Anchor Lede: Imagine a 23-foot long video wall, that provides a hundred times more detail then the best high-definition TV. It exists but, sorry football fans, only for science now.

Randy Atkins: The screen, at the University of California in Irvine, displays pictures ranging from microscopic to telescopic, using two-hundred million pixels on fifty high-definition TVs.

Stephen Jenks: The real trick is the software to be able to coordinate this stuff, be able to make all the displays act as if they’re one.

Randy Atkins: Stephen Jenks, chief scientist at Hiperwall, says it allows unprecedented clarity, zooming in or out. He foresees engineering advances that will seamlessly fuse all that image data onto huge rollable screens.

Stephen Jenks: Instead of wallpaper and instead of a television, you can just have this stuff mounted on your wall.

Randy Atkins: And surround yourself with video. With the National Academy of Engineering, Randy Atkins, WTOP News.