(a slightly different version of this post also appeared recently in the DailyDOOH)
(update 16 September 2013: Michel Leger checked my math and found a significant error in the size of a Seiki gigapixel. Corrected below.)
Ken Werner in the Display Daily newsletter recently reported that Sears will be taking orders for Seiki’s 39″ 4k (3840×2180) TV.
Doing the math, that works out to be under $85k for a billion pixels! That’s MSRP. Quantity one.
Doing a bit more math, the pixel size works out to be about 0.22 mm. That’s just a tiny bit larger than the 0.15mm that I believe is the ideal size for up-close, interactive DOOH displays (see my presentation at the Video Walls Unplugged Thought Leadership Summit in London here). It means that a viewer could be closer than a meter away from the screen and get an ‘iPad retina-like’ viewing experience … at least for pixel resolvability! (continue reading…)