Mitsubishi's Modular 155-Inch OLED Screen

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Remember the advertising-laden skyscrapers from Blade Runner? Mitsubishi's now got the tech to do it: its Diamond Vision screen uses individual 4-inch square OLED panels that can scale to an unlimited size. Check out the 155-incher on show at CEATEC:

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That's definitely the biggest OLED screen I've heard of. Of course, the individual panels are a bit of a cheat—and mean you only see a red, green and blue matrix until you're at least 2 feet away—but Mitsubishi imagines the tech being curved around buildings, trains and buses in Japan.

OLED screens are capable of much higher resolutions than regular stadium-style LED displays, but have two fatal flaws. They're super expensive, and OLED degrades. The expected life of an OLED panel is only about 20,000 hours (roughly 2.5 years for a 24/7 advertisement). Gorgeous as they are, that expense is why you're not reading this on an OLED screen right now. [OLED-Display.Net and Network World]

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macrumpton

I like the idea of a legolike modular screen. For travel you just take one or two, and when you have that big project at home you can steal modules from your wife and kids so you can have a 60" screen.