C Seed's 262-inch 4K display will complete your home theater

Cal Jeffrey

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C Seed, an Austrian television manufacturer that specializes in extra large LED TVs just unveiled its latest 4K display. The C Seed 262 sets a world record for home televisions with its 262-inch screen. Yes, that is almost 22 feet diagonal.

The TV is over 8 feet tall and just under 22 feet wide. It delivers a UHD picture with a brightness of 800 nits, so even in brightly lit rooms, the picture should look great. Of course, turning up the brightness on over 7 million pixels is going to consume some energy. The display runs at an average of 2.85 kilowatts with a maximum consumption of 11.4 kW.

"Enjoy a viewing experience that up to now was simply unavailable outside a private movie theatre in a remote corner of your mansion."

It has a built-in 4K media server and supports 7.1 and 9.1 surround sound powered by 10 speakers. The self-contained theater system is only missing the fold-in seats and sticky floor.

When the TV is not in use it has a motorized fabric curtain that covers the screen. Not only does the cover protect the screen, it disguises it as a gigantic wall hanging.

Aside from the obvious power requirements, the sheer size of the display must be considered when finding the proper place to install it. Unless you have some heavy equipment, you will probably want to spring for the $38,500 installation fee. You also might need an inspector to be sure you have a wall that can support the television’s 1,763-pound weight.


A motorized fabric cover hides the screen when not in use.

Once you have hurdled those obstacles, the only thing left to do is take out a second mortgage. The C Seed 262 will only cost you $539,000. Naturally, this display would only fit in the most lavishly designed home, so the half million dollar price tag should be no problem. Pre-order yours today so you can have one when they start shipping later this summer.

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4:3 aspect ratio? 22' by 8' =/= 4:3, it's 11:4
Thank you. Fixed. Don't know where my head was. Well actually, it was my wife barking at me to get the f- out off the computer so we could run errands before it gets to be 110 degrees (aka rushed the final edit). lol
 

HamRadioGuy

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4:3 aspect ratio? 22' by 8' =/= 4:3, it's 11:4
Thank you. Fixed. Don't know where my head was. Well actually, it was my wife barking at me to get the f- out off the computer so we could run errands before it gets to be 110 degrees (aka rushed the final edit). lol
That's not right either.
Yes, that is almost 22 feet diagonal
and just under 22 feet wide
If both were true, the height would be zero.
 

HamRadioGuy

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If the 8-foot height were accurate, given the anamorphic format of 2.39:1, the width would be 19.12-feet and the diagonal (hypotenuse) would be 20.73-feet (which would make it "almost 21 feet", not "almost 22 feet"). Doesn't seem like any of the facts are very accurate, but I'm not buying one either. Is was just an interesting read until the errors...
 

HamRadioGuy

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That's not right either.
if 22:8 doesn't equal 11:4 then would you mind correcting me?
Sorry, your math is correct, but the numbers you are using are wrong. If the TV is 262 inches (21.83 feet), that usually refers to the diagonal size of the TV (not the width). If the diagonal length is 21.83, then the "22" in your "22:8" ratio would be incorrect as the ratio usually refers to width:height. Sorry I wasn't clear...
 

Squid Surprise

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If the Diagonal is 262 inches.... and the height is over 8 feet (let's make it 100 inches, as that makes for easy math), then the width must be (262*262) - (100*100)... which is 242.165 (rounding) inches... which in feet would be 20.18 (rounded).

This doesn't count for the bezel, however.... the diagonal is usually used for viewing screen.... but width and height generally do not...

As this ratio is something like 20.18:8.3, my guess that if you remove bezels, the ratio would actually be 21:9.... which actually IS a fairly popular screen ratio nowadays....

Without knowing the exact size of the bezels, we can't do the exact math (and remember, the diagonal we used should actually be slightly larger to calculate the other sides as it didn't include bezels either)... but I highly doubt something this large - and EXPENSIVE - wouldn't use a standard ratio....
 

Squid Surprise

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What a joke!

For 10% of that price you now can buy roughly 100" 8K TV: http://mashable.com/2016/09/03/cheap-8k-tvs-are-coming-chinese-brands/#BwruDIy1smq7

And these clowns want 10x the amount for a 4K panel? Like I said, they are jokers.
But it wouldn't be 262 inches, would it!

However, for about $30,000, you could buy a Sony 4k projector that can give you a higher resolution 300 inch screen....
https://www.sony.com/electronics/projector/vpl-vw1100es/specifications

I suspect there are many other projectors available, but I think you get the picture :)
 

yRaz

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That's not right either.
if 22:8 doesn't equal 11:4 then would you mind correcting me?
Sorry, your math is correct, but the numbers you are using are wrong. If the TV is 262 inches (21.83 feet), that usually refers to the diagonal size of the TV (not the width). If the diagonal length is 21.83, then the "22" in your "22:8" ratio would be incorrect as the ratio usually refers to width:height. Sorry I wasn't clear...
Its fine, I was being lazy. I thought since people say 16:9, 11:4 would be fine. Either way it wasn't 4:3.
 

Igrecman

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OK.... just went to the website itself....

http://www.cseed.tv/index.php?id=66

Resolution: 4096 x 1716 pixels

That's actually a ratio of approximately 2.387:1...... 2.3333:1 would be 21:9....interesting.... I wonder if anyone knows why they've chosen such an unusual viewing ratio?
That's a good ratio for lots of movies. Not for TV obviously, but perhaps one day 16:9 could be replaced by a ratio as wide as this.
 
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Squid Surprise

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That's a good ratio for lots of movies. Not for TV obviously, but perhaps one day 16:9 could be replaced by a ratio as wide as this.
It might be... but it's not really a standard.... Is anything actually broadcast or released in that resolution?
 

erickmendes

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Still anone arguing about a HALF MILLION f*cking tv?
The aspect ratio and hipotenuse seems more interesting than a price tag that would solve all my financial problems...
 

Squid Surprise

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Still anone arguing about a HALF MILLION f*cking tv?
The aspect ratio and hipotenuse seems more interesting than a price tag that would solve all my financial problems...
Well, this product is clearly only for the top .001% of the economic population.... not exactly something that posters on this thread would be a part of... but for that amount of money, I'd be expecting more :)
 
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....[ ]...That's actually a ratio of approximately 2.387:1...... 2.3333:1 would be 21:9....interesting.... I wonder if anyone knows why they've chosen such an unusual viewing ratio?
"21:9" is already rounded off for the mathematically challenged. "CinemaScope's" ratio, (and other anamorphic formats), is 2.35 to 1.00. You know, somehow a "9" has to be tacked on the end of any modern screen aspect ratio, so the masses can continue to pretend to understand what the TV & Movie industries are talking about

That said, 2.387 to 1.00 begins to make a whole lot more sense, giving a bit of leeway at the outer edges of the screen for any possible mastering error.
 
I saw the C-Seed TVs just now on a youtube video and was wondering if theres some article about it and found this one. Not the newest article, but anyways. The photo in the living room when the TV is shut down looks very impressive. I wonder how the mechanics works, to show the painting and the frame. The screen is just huuge...newer seen not even the half of this screen in a private house. The power supply is also in it's special league...but thats one would expect with 7 million pixels.
Funny how you guys extended the discussion about the screen ratio hahaha niiice :D
 

erickmendes

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I saw the C-Seed TVs just now on a youtube video and was wondering if theres some article about it and found this one. Not the newest article, but anyways. The photo in the living room when the TV is shut down looks very impressive. I wonder how the mechanics works, to show the painting and the frame. The screen is just huuge...newer seen not even the half of this screen in a private house. The power supply is also in it's special league...but thats one would expect with 7 million pixels.
Funny how you guys extended the discussion about the screen ratio hahaha niiice :D
You see the main article is only 10% of the fun lol
We can keep arguing about it till 2027.