Didn’t manage to grab a seat at the 2012 Olympic Games after that ticket booking fiasco? No problem; the BBC are readying a handful of new massive public screens that offer 16x the picture clarity of high definition sets in the home, making you feel as if you’re not just at the games, but are in the front row too.
The “Super Hi Vision” screens are 50ft in size,and will be erected in London, Glasgow and possibly Bradford to coincide with the games.
“When you sit and watch it you really get the experience of being in seat D5 in the stadium,” said the Corporation’s director of London 2012 Roger Mosey.
Mosey also saw the potential for the screens to eventually be more popular than 3D displays.
“Super Hi Vision might be a better long-term prospect than 3D in some ways as it gives you the feel of being in the stadium. People are knocked out by it.”
Like the idea of having a Super Hi Vision set in your home? Mosey also teased that Sharp are putting together an 85 inch Super Hi Vision set for consumer use. But don’t pull out your credit cards just yet; he anticipates at least a decade-long wait until the tech will be suitable for home use.