by Joyce Schwarz, blogging at hollywood2020.net YOWZA it's almost hard to believe -- this giant screen from Sharp is now on display at a theme park in Japan. Here's the official press release and the picture follows:
Sharp Corporation (Press release) is providing the theme park of Huis Ten Bosch Co., Ltd. (Sasebo City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan; President & CEO: Hideo Sawada) with a multi-screen display system.
Comprising a large front screen surrounded by screens on the top, bottom, left, and right, the system engulfs visitors on five sides with detailed life-like images in a new kind of image space. The attraction, called the 5D Miracle Tour, will open on April 29, 2011.
This multi-screen display system has a total of 156 units of the PN-V601 60-inch LCD monitor configured in five surfaces: a front wall, ceiling and floor (36 monitors each) and left and right walls (24 monitors each). Because of the small system frame width between neighboring monitors, visitors are surrounded by huge, seamless displays from 200 to 300-plus inches wide in front, above, below, and on both sides. An image transmission system controls all of the LCD monitors to give visitors a whole new visual experience of images that are bright, detailed, and life-like.
BLOGGER NOTE: this reminds me of some displays that were popular in the '70's in the USA for example one that was called the San Francisco Experience and was featured at Ghirardelli Square in the tourist areas of San Francisco. Personally, Joyce Schwarz also created a major fund raising display for the University of San Francisco development fund as a tribute to USF which survived the 1906 earthquake.