Xi'an LED Skyscreen
West Ci'en Road, Xi'an, China
Xi'an LED Skyscreen Reviews
Giant LED display in Qin Han Tang Emporium of Xi'an Nov 23, 2014
This huge canopy LED display screen was built by Liantronics. It was reported that the project lasted for two months and cost RMB 40 million ($6.5 million USD). It is located in the Qin Han Tang Emporium in the Big Wild Goose Pagoda area of Xi'an. It is 168 meters long and 18 meters wide, with a total area of over 3000 square meters. It is as big as 7 basketball courts, and known as "the largest indoor LED display in Asia”. The huge canopy LED display is made up of more than 1770 pieces of small LED tile which is only 1.6 square meters. Its physical pixel pitch is 10mm, so the pixel density of the LED display is very high, fully achieving a super high definition visual effect.
In simple terms, pixel pitch is the distance from the center of an LED cluster (or pixel) to the center of the next LED cluster/pixel measured in millimeters, which relates to how close you can stand to the display and still realize full resolution. That's important for this display because on the upper floors you can get quite close to it. The business about it being the largest of its kind in Asia may still be true as this is a traditional LED pixel display. There are larger LED displays, but they rely on lines of resolution, using sticks not pixels, or have larger pixel pitch and are meant to be viewed from a distance. This one seems to be the largest in the world with the smallest pixel pitch. The next closest of it's kind is the ~ 2500 square meter display at Marriott Marquis in Times Square, NYC which also is a traditional display with 10 mm pixel pitch.
Nevertheless, enough tech-talk and it's just plain Big and worth checking out if in Xi'an. There are images appearing at intervals less than a minute and stunning for visitors to view, but it can also display video games, movies or photos from visitors at the Qin Han Tang Emporium mall. I have a few photos to show and a short video as well as some reference links for those interested in the Xi'an LED Skyscreen.
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