Sony, at the 2019 CEDIA Expo, announced that it is paving the way for a 16K ultra consumer-level experience: it is making available the Crystal Light Emitting Diode (CLED) display it showed at CEDIA 2018 and earmarked then for commercial and entertainment applications available to the custom installation channel for residential installations through a selection of specially certified installers.
Sony President and COO Mike Fasulo touted the display’s 180-degree viewing angle among a host of features, while standing in front of a massive 16-foot-by-9-foot 4K iteration of the display, noting that it would be available through select dealers.
CLED is a modular technology and is size-customizable and configurable in a variety of configurations. According to Sony, it is capable of displaying 8K HDR video content and beyond, up to 16K. The display is “built” via a combination of screen units, and possible configurations that Sony listed in its press information range from Full HD size comprised of 18 units (110 inches), to 4K size (72 units; 220 inches), to 8K size (288 units; 440 inches) to 16K size (576 units; 790 inches). The latter size measures 63 feet wide by 18 feet when the screen is fully assembled.