From the biggest stadium screens to the most technically advanced screens on the planet, the title of biggest screen display in the world is a seriously hot competition. There was a time when a 24-inch TV was considered to be big enough. Now, the sky’s the limit – literally if you’ve ever been to Fremont Street in Las Vegas! And when it comes to the largest video screen in the world, the runners and riders are truly awe-inspiring in their size and scale.
Amazingly, camera obscura, the method of projecting an image onto a wall, has been around for thousands of years. Archaeologists have postulated that this method, using small holes in tents or screens of animal hide, was how our Stone Age ancestors painted on the walls of caves, and the distortions in the drawings were possibly as a result of distortions of the angle of projection.
In the interim four thousand years, the only way to display an image was to project it, but in the 1980s, all that changed with the invention of large format screens. The original creator has been lost to history but Sony with their Jumbotron and Mitsubishi with their Diamond Vision system were the early pioneers.
As with all forms of technology, as science improved, so did the size and clarity of the biggest screens in the world. With the advent of LED technology, there was no limit to how big they could get. Here are the world’s biggest screens.
LG DVLED Extreme Home Cinema Display
Wouldn’t it be awesome to watch television on the world’s biggest screen? South Korean electronics company LG have made the world’s biggest home cinema screen, a 325-inch (825 cm) monster that measures a staggering 7.2 metres wide by 4.05 metres high. The 8K UltraHD TV costs an eye-watering £1.3 million. Clearly not all TVs are created equal.
Tauron Arena Screen
The Tauron Arena in the southern city of Kraków is Poland’s largest indoor entertainment and sports venues with a maximum capacity of 22,000. It is also home to the country’s largest LED screen. It’s not quite the largest video screen in the world but it is believed to be the biggest in Europe. The spectacular screen completely encircles the stadium’s exterior and measures 510 metres wide and ten metres high for an area of 5,100 square metres.
Samsung Infinity Screen
The world’s best sports stadiums are becoming more technologically advanced, but the SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles is on another level. It’s home to the Samsung Infinity Screen, the world’s first double-sided, centre-hung video screen and a contender for the largest video screen in the world. Originally known as ‘The Oculus’, the ovular, digital LED screen covers 6,500 square metres and weighs 1,000 tonnes. It sits thirty-seven metres above the pitch and it is the first end-to-end videoboard in sports history.
Mall Taman Anggrek
Translated as ‘Orchid Garden Mall’, one of Indonesia’s largest shopping malls held the record as having the biggest screen display in the world when it was installed in 2012. Technically, it remains the world’s ‘longest architecturally-integrated LED media facade’ and the 25 metre high, 354 metre long screen literally wraps the mall. Covering an area of almost 9,000 square metres, the screen has transformed the mall into a true urban landmark.
Resorts World Las Vegas
The West Tower of the $4.3 billion hotel, mall and casino on the Las Vegas Strip has a 9,300 square metre LED screen on the outside wall. It measures 90 metres high and 103.6 metres wide. It may not be the largest screen in the world but is one of the most technologically advanced. It’s made from a transparent mesh of aluminium, so guests can see out of their windows, and it’s so bright it’s perfectly visible in the midday sun.
Everything in Las Vegas is larger than life, and that includes the tech. The largest video screen in the world is Viva Vision, almost thirty metres above the world-famous Fremont Street. The screen measures 419 metres long by 27 metres wide and has 49.3 million LED lamps. Almost 24 million people a year come to see the Fremont Street Experience which features some of the world’s biggest music acts and stunning high-resolution light shows pumping out 600,000 watts of concert-quality sound.
We’re LED to believe these are the largest screens in the world. They’ve come a long way since the days of the Jumbotron and it seems they’re only getting bigger and bigger!