Microsoft Research Developing Large Scale Displays Called vX

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We have seen many interesting projects from Microsoft Research in the past, here is an another interesting now. Microsoft Research is working on creating large scale displays. If you want to create a giant HD display, it costs more and its complex to build. For example,  The 2,160-inch HD screen at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, cost $40 million and it has 30 million LED lights at 18 dots per inch involving multiple displays , each controlled by a separate PC.

Microsoft’s vX solution involves 15 flatscreen displays with its own unique set of electronics and controlled by one PC. And it features 72 million pixels at 100 dots per inch so that you can enjoy the clarity of the picture even when you go near it. Microsoft Research is working on further scaling up this device tech. Here is the goal of the project,

What would vX be used for? Blank and his team aren’t quite sure yet, but reducing each display to an incredibly small set of electronics means that one day, customers could go down to the store and buy rolls of HD screens for cheap.

“What we’re really interested in is a future where this is just wallpaper, and we can cover anything — where this circuit here is incorporated into your wallpaper,” Blank said. “You don’t like your wallpaper? Reprogram it. That’s what the future of displays is going to turn into.”

Source: CNN Money 

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  • CX1

    I’ll pass. Rather have an 80 inch Perceptive Pixel screen.

    • Bugbog

      Don’ think you understand. If it works the way they want it to, then it will have a better resolution than PP’s screens, even though there would be no limit on its size! (and no, it wouldn’t be made up of those small screens we’re currently seeing!)

  • Monkey D Black

    this looks cool, seems like it would make TVs much cheaper. I want to see no spaces between the panels. I wonder how much patents they’ll generate from this? maybe Pradeep can go check to see if Microsoft has already punched in some patents on what they’re doing.
    it seems that they’re taking a whole different route than what the industry is doing at current….each panel has it’s own electronics and isn’t hooked up to a separate computer.

  • nickcraze

    This is definitely Awesome!