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[Gizmodo]Ten Million Pixel Comcast Display

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Love 'em or hate 'em, Comcast sure knows how to throw together a 10 million pixel video display. The one seen here is available for ogling at the Comcast Center in Philadelphia, and covers over 2,100 square feet of wall space with four-millimeter LED lights. The images and video that play on this super screen do so with a resolution that's five times that of HDTV. Comcast ended up paying Barco $22 million for the wall display and accompanying automated control room, which handles about 27,000 gigabytes of information. If you have 10 minutes to spare, the impressive presentation video of this thing in action is definitely worth a view.

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It's 5 times the resolution of an HDTV!!!
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post #2 of 9
It also has the pixel density several orders of magnitude less.
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post #3 of 9
I should go there and take some pictures. I don't live far from it.
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post #4 of 9
It's a waste of money IMO, but it sure looks good.
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post #5 of 9
Spend money on better customer service , not some damn tv
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i wonder how much it costs yearly....with the rain damage and etc... they gotta use that money for somethin else..
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post #7 of 9
Given how much those pricks have charged me for Cable over the years, I probably paid for 30% of that TV.
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Comcast is great at throwing away money. We get at least one paper advertisement per day from them. When I went to Florida, they even had those airplanes dragging the "sky ads" with the Comcast bundle. I really wish they'd just update their infrastructure instead of blowing all that money on annoying and wasteful ads. People see the crap every day - if I get 1000 more ads in the mail, I'm still not going to get their phone service or gimped/overpriced internet! If they made their internet faster (suburban Chicago still gets 6m/300somethingk service)and maybe a bit cheaper (no Verizon here, so they get to jack up prices for craptastic service), our whole neighborhood would sign up in a heartbeat.
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post #9 of 9
to be honest , i lover thier services , reliable and i Don't get throttled , but this kind of stuff is pointless
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