Samsung Electronics just unveiled something they are calling Cinema Screen, promoting it as the world’s first High Dynamic Range LED theater display. Citing no pixel-pitch of the LED-based technology, the 34 foot Samsung Cinema Screen is actually aimed at movie theaters but, clearly, has applications in digital signage and rental/staging as well. Cinema Screen is native 4K DCI (4096×2160) resolution and conforms to the DCI specifications used to ensure a uniform and high level of technical performance, reliability, and quality in digital cinema.
The Cinema Screen’s direct-lit LED technology is spec’d for a peak-brightness level nearly 10 times greater than that offered by standard cinema projectors (146fL versus 14fL) with what they say is better uniformity and free of optical distortion and interference. And, for the most interesting spec of all, they say the contrast ratio is infinity:1.
Not much else is known about the Samsung Cinema Screen other than, at this time, its mostly a technology demo but they expect to start integrating it into theaters next year. Here is their press release about it.