I’m legitimately awful at anything science-y and I’m bad at explaining my thoughts (which is a good trait to have for a writer) so although I’m going to try and explain my thinking, you won’t at all know what I’m getting at…
If I hold my phone around 20cm away from my face, it’s roughly the same size – with perspective – to my TV when I’m sat on my sofa at pretty much the opposite side of the room. Not to brag, but I have a pretty big TV and a fairly normal sized phone but if I can make them both look the same size, then what is the point in having a big TV (assuming I don’t have guests over to watch it with me (because I never do))?
I know I prefer watching things on my TV because the screen looks bigger and even though my laptop screen takes up more of my line of vision when I have it on my lap than my TV, I would still prefer the latter. It doesn’t make sense.
I guess I just don’t understand perspective.
Anyway, I’ve blagged enough now. Samsung have released a huge TV that’s probably too big to fit in any of our houses.
The massive Samsung TV – branded The Wall – measures in at 219 inches, which to put things into perspective, is about the same size as nine tenths of a giraffe, one-and-one-third VW Beetles, or two-fifths of a Brachiosaurus. I hope that clears things up.
The Wall was revealed during the CES technology expo which to the uninitiated, is a pissing contest between tech brands which Apple are currently winning because they didn’t turn up.
In case you’re thinking that the size is just a gimmick, and it would be akin to stretching out a picture on a Word document until it resembles a “genuine photograph of the Lock Ness monster or Bigfoot”, the picture quality showcased by Samsung’s Wall is apparently better than 4k, thanks to Micro LEDs.
A statement from Samsung reads:
“These transformative TV displays are made up of individual modules of self-emissive Micro LEDs, featuring millions of inorganic red, green and blue microscopic LED chips that emit their own light to produce brilliant colours on screen.
The Wall 2019 takes personalisation to the next level, with modular panels that consumers can position in any size or shape to meet their needs.
These next-generation modular Micro LED displays harness self-emitting technology to create elegant, efficient and powerful screens that are liberated from the limitations of existing technologies.“
As of yet, there’s no word on the price or availability of The Wall, but if there’s two things that exceed the size of the television, it will likely be the cost and the waiting list.
It’s so big, though. Where would you put it? I honestly think the only place in my entire house it could go is horizontally above my bed, so I’d have to lay down to watch it… actually that sounds incredible.
Following me on Twitter is also pretty incredible, if you catch my drift? @AlfiePowell
Images via Samsung