Consumer-grade Sony 16K Crystal LED panels are now available
Sony has announced that it is ready to offer its Crystal LED TVs to consumers and prosumers. To date, this high-end image technology has only been available at commercial scale. They are composed of micro-LEDs measuring 0.003 square millimeters, or 100 times smaller than conventional LEDs. However, the OEM can now provide it at sizes that can fit into a home-theater or similar room. They can deliver either 8K HDR - or go all the way to 16K.
Sony Crystal LED TVs are associated with a color gamut of up to 140% of sRGB. It also has 120 fps motion-reproduction, as well as HDR with 1000-nit brightness. They also offer 10-bit grayscale (whereas the average modern TV may be restricted to 8-bit) and have LEDs with a 99% black surface area for ultra-high contrast in the absence of OLED.
One of the possible advantages of Crystal LED panels is that they can be installed in the form of video tiles, and thus confer the option of non-standard aspect-ratios. On the other hand, this means that they don't exist in formal, set SKUs you can order from or in a store. They need to be installed by Sony dealers with specific certifications and training. Interested consumers may be able to see this new form of Crystal LED in person at the ongoing 2019 CEDIA Expo at the Colorado Convention Center.
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