Current motto of Japanese electronics company Panasonic is “Panasonic – Idea’s For Life.” The company has proved its motto many times earlier. And again, the company has established its motto. Recently, Panasonic has made the world’s largest 4K ultra-high-definition LED video screen and fit it at the Churchill Downs horse race track in Louisville, Ky.
This 4K ultra-high-definition LED video screen is called Big Board. Panasonic started constructing this mammoth screen in last December and within 4 months, the company successfully made it. Big Board weighs 1.2 million pounds and measures just under 171 feet wide and just less than 90 feet tall (267 hands tall which is equal to the height of about 17 stacked horses). It would take 2,200 46-inch TVs to make up the size of Panasonic’s Big Board. However, the screen has been placed 80 feet up from the ground and it can display 9 million lines of resolution along with 281 trillion colors.
The 140th Kentucky Derby is scheduled to be held on May 2 and 3 and the giant screen’s purpose will be to display replays and close-ups of horse racing images, as well as betting odds and race results. And what’s notable is viewers will be able to see the giant screen from about 1,000 feet away.
Note that, to place the mammoth board 80 feet above from ground, Panasonic had to face off many hindrances including an underground river flowing beneath Churchill Downs. Panasonic engineers have buried 12 steel beams 45 feet deep into bedrock. As a result, the Big Board is now stable enough to handle winds of up to 90 miles per hour. Here’s a video for you.