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10 Largest HDTV Displays

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Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium
"Godzillatron," seen here in a game between archrivals Texas and Texas A&M on Nov. 24, 2006, looms over the Longhorns football team.
"Godzillatron," seen here in a game between archrivals Texas and Texas A&M on Nov. 24, 2006, looms over the Longhorns football team.
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Everyone's heard the cliché about things being bigger in Texas. Well, sometimes that's true, several times over. The University of Texas went for worldwide recognition when it installed an HDTV at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium.

Nicknamed "Godzillatron," and created by Daktronics, the screen measures 134 feet wide by 55 high, for a square footage of 7,370 (684.7 square meters) [source: Associated Press]. Diagonally, the screen measures 145 feet (44.7 meters), or roughly 1,740 inches (4,420 centimeters). At a cost of nearly $8 million, it probably goes without saying that this display is the biggest of any in a collegiate arena.

Part of $150 million in stadium renovations, the screen needs so much power that the university had to install new power utilities to run it. And keeping this baby cool in blistering Texas heat is no easy task; the school bought no fewer than 40 5-ton air-conditioning units to make sure their new toy doesn't fry in the sun [source: Associated Press].