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ABC SuperSign, with the largest Sony JumboTron in existence. This Sony JumboTron was later replaced with a display capable of 720p HDTV.
ABC SuperSign, with the largest Sony JumboTron in existence. This Sony JumboTron was later replaced with a display capable of 720p HDTV.[1][2]
Sony Jumbotron at World's Fair 1985

A JumboTron is a large video screen developed by Sony, typically used in sports stadiums and concert venues to show close up shots of the event. Although JumboTron is a registered trademark owned by the Sony Corporation, the word jumbotron is often used by the public as a genericized trademark. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 596 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Good morning America by [Tjeerd] Good Morning America is a tv show thats broadcasted from Times Square. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1024 × 768 pixel, file size: 596 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Good morning America by [Tjeerd] Good Morning America is a tv show thats broadcasted from Times Square. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The term screen has a number of meanings: A window screen is a wire mesh that covers a window opening to keep out insects even when the window is open. ... Sony Corporation ) is a Japanese multinational corporation and one of the worlds largest media conglomerates with revenue of $66. ... The Athens Olympic Stadium Typical stadium seating consists of terraces, such as shown here at Sarajevos Stadium Kosevo. ... The Bass Red Triangle, was the first trademark registered in Britain in 1876. ... A genericized trademark, generic trade mark, generic descriptor, or proprietary eponym, is a trademark or brand name which has become the colloquial or generic description for a particular class of product or service. ...


Manufactured by Sony, the JumboTron is recognized as one of the largest vacuum fluorescent displays ever manufactured. It is not an LED (light-emitting diode) display — each display element is composed of 3 or 6 small CRTs (cathode ray tubes), each of which is one color of a pixel.[3] Sony displayed one of the earliest versions at the 1985 World's Fair in Tsukuba. Sony creative director Yasuo Kuroki is credited with the development of the JumboTron.[citation needed] A full view of a typical vacuum fluorescent display used in a videocassette recorder A close-up of the VFD highlighting the multiple filaments, tensioned by the sheet metal springs at the right of the image A vacuum fluorescent display (VFD) is a type of display used commonly on consumer... “LED” redirects here. ... Cathode ray tube employing electromagnetic focus and deflection Cutaway rendering of a color CRT: 1. ... This example shows an image with a portion greatly enlarged, in which the individual pixels are rendered as little squares and can easily be seen. ... Worlds Fair is any of various large expositions held since the mid-19th century. ... Tsukuba (Japanese: つくば市 Tsukuba-shi) is a planned city located in Ibaraki Prefecture, Japan. ...


One of the largest eight-sided (octagonal) JumboTrons in the world is in Dallas, Texas, USA. The largest one for a high school in the USA is located at Lassiter High School in Marietta Georgia. While the JumboTron and similar large-screen displays are physically large, they are often low in display resolution. The JumboTron at Tampa Stadium in Tampa, Florida, USA, measured 30 ft (9 m) diagonally with a resolution of only 240×192 pixels. Screen size since then varies depending on the venue. The display introduced in 1985 was 40 meters wide by 25 meters tall. The largest JumboTron in use was located at the Rogers Centre (formerly SkyDome) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and measured 33 ft tall by 110 ft wide (10 m tall by 33.5 m wide) at a cost of US$17 million. The Rogers Centre JumboTron was replaced in 2005 by a Daktronics ProStar as a part of a stadium revitalization project. The Western Hemisphere's largest high-definition display is a Daktronics ProStar at the University of Texas Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium known as Godzillatron. “Dallas” redirects here. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth–Arlington Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Display standards comparison The display resolution of a digital television or computer display typically refers to the number of distinct pixels in each dimension that can be displayed. ... Houlihans Stadium in Tampa opened in 1967 as Tampa Stadium (later changed when the Glazers acquired the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and renamed the stadium after a family-owned restaurant), and saw a number of major sporting teams and events grace its fields over the years. ... Nickname: Location in Hillsborough County and the state of Florida. ... Official language(s) English Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Largest metro area Miami metropolitan area Area  Ranked 22nd  - Total 65,795[1] sq mi (170,304[1] km²)  - Width 361 miles (582 km)  - Length 447 miles (721 km)  - % water 17. ... Rogers Centre, formerly known as SkyDome,[1] is a multi-purpose stadium in Toronto, Ontario, situated next to the CN Tower near the shores of Lake Ontario. ... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... The United States dollar is the official currency of the United States. ... Daktronics NASDAQ: DAKT is an American manufacturer of electronic signage, most notably sports scoreboards, based in Brookings, South Dakota. ... The University of Texas System comprises fifteen educational institutions in Texas, of which nine are general academic universities, and six are health institutions. ... Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, located in Austin, Texas, is home to the University of Texas Longhorn football team. ... The new scoreboard as seen from the North end zone, approximately 150 yards away at the opposite end of the field Godzillatron is the nickname given to the scoreboard at the University of Texas at Austins Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. ...


Similar devices

Displays similar to the JumboTron include:

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References

  1. ^ Lighting up Times Square: Opera fans honored on ABC's SuperSign this New Year's Eve. Retrieved on 2007-04-12.
  2. ^ ABC SuperSign (Adobe Flash). Retrieved on 2007-04-15.
  3. ^ Handbook of Display Technology, Joseph A. Castellano, 1992

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JumboTron - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (308 words)
Although "JumboTron" is a registered trademark owned by Sony, the word "jumbotron" is often used by the public to refer to any such device regardless of its manufacturer or brand name.
The largest JumboTron in use was located at the Rogers Centre (formerly the SkyDome) in Toronto, Ontario and measured 33 feet tall by 110 feet wide at a cost of USD 17 million.
The Rogers Centre JumboTron was replaced in 2005 by a Daktronics ProStar as a part of a stadium revitalization project.
Jumbotron FAQ - Big Beef and Beer (584 words)
Typically, the Jumbotrons that hang from the middle of ceilings at basketball games are 8 X 11 feet.
The Jumbotron at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is 23 X 31 feet.
The Jumbotron at Jacobs' Field in Cleveland, Ohio is 26 X 37 feet.
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