Eizo Nanao has announced the DuraVision FDH3601, an industrial 36.4-inch LED-backlit monitor with a 4096 x 2160 resolution. It will set you back a whopping ¥2,880,000 ($36,000). The good news is that it comes with a 24-year warranty, so you don't have to worry that you'll have wasted tens of thousands of dollars on something that breaks in a few years.
The price tag, along with the fact there is no manufacturer's suggested retail price (MSRP) because you can only buy it from the company's online store, clearly indicates that this monitor is primarily aimed for industrial applications. Eizo Nanao claims the monitor is perfect for monitoring air traffic control and geographic such as survey maps.
Other specifications of the monitor include a brightness of 700cd/cm2, the ability to display about 1,073.74 million colors (10 bits each for red, green, and blue), a contrast ratio of 1,000:1, a viewing angle of 176° both vertically and horizontally, as well as normal and maximum power consumptions of 162W and 350W, respectively. It even comes equipped with a human presence sensor, which allows it to automatically turn itself off when the user is away.
Last month, we wrote about a possible successor to the HDTV. Japanese national TV broadcaster NHK and Sharp jointly developed an 85-inch LCD compatible with Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation television broadcast format. With approximately 33 megapixels, Super Hi-Vision is touted as having 16 times the resolution of 1080p. NHK began R&D into Super Hi-Vision in 1995 and aims to begin trial broadcasts in 2020.
Eizo Nanao's product seems like a good alternative while you wait.
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