Sony is installing a 16K ‘super resolution’ television screen which measures an impressive 63ft by 17ft (19.2m by 5.4m).
The screen is being set up at a new research centre owned by Japanese cosmetics group Shiseido, in Yokohama, Japan.
According to reports, the display offers ’64 times’ as many pixels as a regular 1080p high definition television.
This means that it can show more images in far more detail than normal screens and viewers can stand close without them being blurred.
The electronics giant made the announcement that it would be on display ‘soon’ at the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB) trade show in Las Vegas.
The BBC reported that the screen is expected to be so big that it will stretch between the first and second floors of the building.
Although the size looks impressive, it is not one single display.
Using crystal LED technology allows them to use multiple panels together as if they are one single display.
Sony had previously designed a 16K display that went on show at Tokyo’s Haneda Airport in 2014, but it had the appearance of dozens of smaller screens rather than presenting a single picture.
Because the display technology is so rare, it is difficult to make content, so Sony had to make its own film for Shiseido showing life-size animal wildlife.
At the new building, ‘Shiseido Global Innovation Center’,they will be offering an ‘experience-based communication space where visitors can get inspired by beauty’.
While we won’t be seeing these monster TV’s in our homes just yet, 8K TV’s are now becoming more and more available.
Although it will be years before native 8K content is widely available for us to view.
‘We’re moving slowly towards 8K TVs at the end of the decade and who knows how long it will take to get beyond that, so 16K is likely to be limited to the corporate world for the time being,’ David Mercer from the consultancy Strategy Analytics told BBC news.
‘But there’s no doubt about it. These displays are incredibly impressive in person – even 8K on a big display is almost mesmerising.
‘When you get to this resolution it delivers almost a quasi-virtual reality experience as your eyes perceive there to be depth to the content.’
Full HD TVs have been used in most households since 2007. A standard set has a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That’s 1920 pixels along the bottom, and 1080 up the side.
This adds up to approximately two million pixels. With an 8K TV, the screen resolution is 7680 x 4320 pixels – or 33 million pixels in total.