Have you ever seen anything like that before today? That Mitsubishi 1080p HDTV is the world’s largest HDTV, and it’s sitting right here in our backyard of Arlington, TX. I guess the old cliché is actually true: Everything is bigger in Texas.
Could it be that the release of Terrell Owens freed up some of the budget for Jerry Jones? Probably not. But you are probably wondering how much that TV cost Mr. Jones? And just how big is it? Well, you are in luck! I did some research. Here’s the skinny on the new Mitsubishi HDTV at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX:
- Built by Mitsubishi
- Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision System
- Made up of 4 video boards
- The main video board is approx. 53 yards wide
- The endzone video boards are approx. 23.6 yards wide
- 25,000 square feet of display
- Each sideline board contains 10.5 million light emitting diodes (LEDs)
- 1 year to build it
- 4 months to install it
- 30 million light bulbs
- Price tag: $40 million
- Weight: 600 tons (approx. 220,000 lbs)
- Hangs 90 feet over the center of the field
I don’t know about you, but I think that TV is amazingly awesome. It looks like the entire display stretches from one 20 yard line to the other 20 yard line. Goodness. And you know that some drunk girl from the Mid Cities is totally going to take her top off and be seen on that display. And then we’ll really see how everything is bigger in Texas! Laters.