Sony said at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show that it had developed a screen featuring a 16K resolution that uses its Crystal LED technology. The display is currently being installed at a new research center of Shiseido, a Japanese cosmetics group.

The screen is 19.2 meters (63 feet) long and 5.4 meters (17 feet) high, it features a diagonal of 783 inches and is generally larger than a bus. Sony does not disclose exact resolution of the display (other than saying that it has around 16,000 horizontal pixels), though judging by the looks of the screen we are dealing with something that has a non-standard resolution and a non-standard aspect ratio.

Sony’s 16K 783-inch screen uses the company’s Crystal LED technology that uses multiple Micro LED-based modules to build custom displays featuring virtually any size, any resolution, and any aspect ratio. Featuring individually-controlled Micro LEDs, the modules have no bezels and can be attached to each other seamlessly. Sony and Samsung use Micro LED/direct-lit LED-based modules to build custom screens for cinemas, airports, showrooms, and other venues that need large displays.

As 8K content is slow to emerge, it will take the industry quite some time to adopt a 16K resolution for professional and consumer applications. Therefore, such ultra-large ultra-high-definition screens will be limited for the corporate/digital signage world for years to come.

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  • s.yu - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    Samsung's MicroLED cinema screen has already been installed in Shanghai. It's rumored that a typical movie ticket costs about 4 times the usual price in major Chinese cities. Reply
  • Valantar - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    Calling it "16k" when it's not 16:9 or a DCI aspect ratio (as all other xk resolutions are) is a bit misleading. With this aspect ratio, it's definitely not as many pixels as a 16:9, Flat or Scope 16k display would be. Reply
  • Kevin G - Friday, April 12, 2019 - link

    Doing the math, it is a 32:9 aspect ratio, or two 16:9 side by side based on the dimensions.

    The precise Resolution wasn't disclosed but using the physical dimensions and the 16,000 horizontal pixel estimate, the pixel pitch would be 1.2 to 1.25 mm. Vertical resolution should be around 4320.
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  • s.yu - Sunday, April 14, 2019 - link

    Are we talking RGB panels or something like Pentile? Reply
  • Kevin G - Monday, April 15, 2019 - link

    Generally RGB stripe or triple dot depending on the pixel pitch and manufacturer. Reply
  • D. Lister - Saturday, April 13, 2019 - link

    Considering the ridiculous resolution, this could at best be used for still image slideshows, or tiled 4K/8K video streams from multiple sources.

    I would be interested if they could bring those bezel-less panels to the consumer market as 21" 1080p@120hz modules that you can connect to a central hub that has DP/HDMI inputs to hook up with your GPU. That way, you could upgrade your screen by just buying a couple of modules and adding them to your setup.
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