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10 Largest HDTV Displays

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Turner Field
The huge HDTV at Turner Field is a fireworks show all by itself. This photo was taken after a game against the Washington Nationals on April 11, 2009.
The huge HDTV at Turner Field is a fireworks show all by itself. This photo was taken after a game against the Washington Nationals on April 11, 2009.
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Turner Field is home to the Atlanta Braves baseball team. It's also home to a really big HDTV screen. In 2005, stadium owners spent $10 million for an HDTV the likes of which the world had never seen before.

With nearly 1,300 inches of diagonal (5,600 square feet, or 520.3 square meters) display area, this Mitsubishi Diamond Vision screen is really, really big. It was recognized at the time of its installation as the largest in the world, as verified by the Guinness Book of World Records.

It weighs roughly 50 tons and contains more than 5 million LEDs to create bright, clear pictures encompassing one billion colors. It measures 79 feet (24.1 meters) wide by 71 feet (21.6 meters) tall [source: Bell].

The 400,000-watt screen requires 10 cooling fans that move about 60,000 cubic feet (1,699 cubic meters) of air every minute. And it's so big that the back side of the screen has a nine-tiered catwalk for service access.


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