With a 16K display this massive, it’s difficult to imagine how impressive and immersive the images will be, though a large part of that will depend on the content. For now, according to the report, Sony has produced its own 16K content for its new display using a method it calls “demosaicing” to create “quad ultra-high definition” footage.
Apart from the content concerns, another limitation to Sony’s new 16K marvel (and screens like it) is likely to be the modular design. Even on Samsung’s latest version of The Wall, when you get up close and personal, there are noticeable seams where the multiple panels meet, primarily evident when you move off-axis. Still, in a screen as large as Sony’s, the issues should be negligible, and the bezel-less modules appear to reveal a seamless screen from Sony’s image.
Frankly, we’re not sure which aspect of Sony’s new display is most impressive. Whether it’s the ridiculous resolution, the monstrous size, the 16K content created in-house, or the advancements it poses for the MicroLED technology — which Sony calls “Crystal LED” — the presentation appears to be a major step forward for displays in general.
While we may not see the repercussions for years in our living rooms, it’s always fun to know what’s coming down the pike. For now, we’re left to wonder just how we’re going to actually get our eyes on this thing