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May
26

Gillette Stadium goes High Def

If you haven’t already heard, Gillette Stadium will be upgrading both video boards in the near future. Click here to read the full press release on the upgrade.

We have lots more facts and figures about this upgrade, and we’re sharing them with you right here on the blog. Check them out, along with photo mock-ups of the new HD boards after the jump.

SOUTH END ZONE DISPLAY

  • Overall dimensions of the south end zone scoreboard LED displays are approximately 41.5 feet high by 164 feet wide.
  • The south end zone display is comprised of three sections:
    • A high-definition LED video display will be centered in the middle of the south end zone scoreboard.
    • Two vertically configured LED displays will flank the main HD video board.
    • Resolution exceeds 720p HD standard with 816 lines of resolution.
  • It would take approximately 1,700 flat-panel televisions (at 37” each) to fill the area of the south end zone video board.
  • If it were a consumer television, this display would be considered a 2,030″ screen.
  • Combined, the new video display configuration behind the south end zone will be more than five times larger than the existing video display.
  • Overall weight of the displays in the south end zone will be approximately 83,600 lbs. (41.8 tons).

NORTH END ZONE DISPLAY

  • Overall dimensions of the north end zone scoreboard are approximately 45-feet high by 100-feet wide.
  • The north end zone display is comprised of three sections:
    • A high-definition LED video display will be positioned in the upper left section of the north end
    • zone scoreboard.

    • One vertically configured LED display will be positioned to the right of the main HD video board.
    • One horizontally configured LED display will be positioned below the upper displays.
  • Resolution equals the 720p HD standard 720 lines of resolution.
  • It would take approximately 1,125 flat-panel televisions (at 37” each) to fill the area of the north end
    zone video board.
  • If it were a consumer television, this display would be considered a 1,316” screen.
  • Combined, the new video display configuration in the north end zone will be nearly 3.5 times larger
    than the existing video display.
  • Overall weight of the displays in the south end zone will be approximately 54,700 lbs. (27.4 tons).

DAKTRONICS TECHNOLOGY FACTS

  • Uses state of the art LED (light emitting diode) technology, providing superior brightness in direct sun
    light, with the capability to show up to 4.4 trillion shades of color.
  • Lines of full-color red, green and blue LED pixels are on 15 mm spacing (.6”) and 26 mm (1.0”) spacing.
  • More than five million individual LEDs will illuminate the images on the two displays.
  • Approximately 46,000 feet (8.8 miles) of wiring will deliver power and data within the two large scoreboards.
  • Advanced louver system provides blacker blacks and improved contrast.
  • Super-wide viewing angles offer improved visibility for more fans
  • Viewing angles exceed 160 degrees horizontal (greater than 80 degrees on each side off center)

8 comments

  1. backseat says:

    I’d be REALLY excited if they were going to relax the replay restrictions and show more. HD ads don’t do much for me…

  2. Jim says:

    Agreed.

  3. Cooper says:

    Repped.

  4. kraftmustgo says:

    “Gillette Stadium will be upgrading both video boards in the near future”

    How about improving the product on the field instead.

  5. Dick Smith says:

    Thank you Mr. Kraft & company. These new boards will be great. HD is at the garden. even though it is smaller screens it is a wonderful picture. Now if we can only get Mr. Henry and family to upgrade the board at Fenway and add another big screen to where the people in the bleachers could watch without breaking there necks. I hope these new screens are in operation sometime during the REVS season. Thank you Dick Smith. Sec 143 The Fort.

  6. joe says:

    That is why the Revs did not sign any quality players this season. They spent all their money on HD screens. Way to go Mr. Kraft.

  7. mike says:

    Truth is that this was done for all thee pointyball fans and has nothing to do with the revs as usual.

  8. HJ says:

    Pretty cool… Nice post!

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