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How Long To Run From One End Of TV To The Other? 12 Seconds!

The Aurora Vision LED technology screen by Mitsubish is the largest high-definition video screen in the world, breaking the previous Guiness book record by about forty percent. It measures 11.2 meters x 66.4 meters (37x218 feet).

Now, I really don't think you have any idea how big that is. Fortunately, we have this only-in-Japan video in which a young reporter tries for her best time in running from one end of this TV to the other.


(Only-in-Japan TV running)

The screen has a total surface area of 744 square meters (8,000 square feet), which is more than that of three tennis courts.

Enormous screens of this kind were imagined at least seventy years ago. In his 1935 film Things to Come, H.G. Wells presents a future in which human beings overcome wars to reach the year 2036. Note that this is not simply a movie screen; in the picture below, the display presents a live performance by a person in a studio nearby.


(Giant screen in H.G. Wells' Things to Come)

Okay, now go to your TV and see how long it takes to run from one end to the other. Ready, set... go!

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