Microsoft builds a 120-inch, 4K TV

For Microsoft's brand new Envisioning Center at its Seattle headquarters, the company has made a massive, 120-inch 4K television to demo a Kinect-enabled storytelling experience. Microsoft believes that this sort of thing will become standard in the 10 years or so, and showed to Pocket-lint how this sort of display - and the smaller picture-frame displays around the edges - would be connected to a number of devices around a person's home.

Of course Microsoft doesn't normally make TVs and have no plans to start selling them, so this giant one-off panel was likely outsourced specially for the job, and the aspect ratio (which appears to be 21:9 or thereabouts) is not quite ideal for today's TV viewing or gaming consoles. However, Pocket-lint did describe the panel as "absolutely stunning" and "pin-sharp", while praising the display for being so crisp even when viewing it relatively close.

The guy in charge of this Envisioning Center, Anton Andrews, hopes to set up a movie night using this massive display, which we can categorically say would be awesome.

Source and image: Pocket-lint

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My guess is that in ten years 4K will be what CRT is now. Said that I would like a 52" 4K in my bedroom.... I go to play the lottery, who knows....

Dot Matrix said,
I... need that. o_o

Could you imagine a Metro-esque "Immersive" UI on that thing?

lol, prepare for grief in 3-2-1....

Driving sims would be good

Dot Matrix said,
I... need that. o_o

Could you imagine a Metro-esque "Immersive" UI on that thing?

4K seems a little overkill for metro.... seeing its mostly straight lines and squares that you don't need anti-aliasing or high DPI for.......

neufuse said,

4K seems a little overkill for metro.... seeing its mostly straight lines and squares that you don't need anti-aliasing or high DPI for.......

Think more along the lines of a mix of PixelSense and Metro. That would be epic to have in a house someday.

Dot Matrix said,
I... need that. o_o

Could you imagine a Metro-esque "Immersive" UI on that thing?


Immersive UI? LMFAO

Feces is pretty immersed too.

Dot Matrix said,
I... need that. o_o

But I thought you had a problem where sometimes you reach out to touch your laptop screen, because you couldn't tell the difference if it was touch or not. Wouldn't you have the same problem with this?