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Longhorns to snatch "world's biggest HD display" title from Dolphins?

It's been a bad year for the Miami Dolphins: first they lost Heisman Trophy-winning running back Ricky Williams for the upcoming season, and soon their "biggest HD display in the world" may have to play second fiddle to a new scoreboard being installed this summer for the University of Texas Longhorns. At 7,370 square feet, the 134-foot by 55-foot 'board being built for the school by Daktronics (who also manufactured the Miami display) has a slightly larger screen area than the current 7000-sqaure-foot title-holder, but nitpickers may argue that since the UT model will be almost a foot shorter diagonally, that it doesn't qualify as the "world's biggest." The argument may turn out to be moot, though, as a horse track in Tokyo is supposedly planning to install a ridiculous 197-foot-wide monster of a screen later this year that will overshadow all who came before it. UT's project comes as part of a multi-million dollar overhaul of their stadium, which will also include several other large displays, a new sound system, and a $150 million renovation of the north end zone meant to enable a 90,000 person capacity.

[Thanks, Brian]

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NNTPgrip @ May 10th 2006 11:33AM

However, the Longhorn one requires a secure HDCP connection from any source to display actual HD material.

(Damn that was a geek-ass joke)

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TomTheBomb @ May 10th 2006 11:43AM

What's the dead pixel policy on one of those?

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David @ May 10th 2006 11:44AM

The Display is quite amazing. But i think they should concentrate on their game more and its much better if they spend this much money on the development of the players

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blah! @ May 10th 2006 11:47AM

Haha i can see the stadium from my house....now i will be able to see the screen also! Woo-hoo!


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MegaMe @ May 10th 2006 12:02PM

God how I hate The Texas Longhorns!!!!

Top 5 recruiting classes for years and they just now win the title.

Yes, they are good, but I still hate them.

Then again, my team sucks too.

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Trae @ May 10th 2006 12:10PM

tu...meh Guess corporate sponsorship gets you nice displays.

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huzzah @ May 10th 2006 12:19PM

I do research here in the stadium. Construction sucks big time.

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Perrey Z. @ May 10th 2006 12:28PM

We are no longer accepting the "Mine is bigger than yours" or: "World's largest production..." crap from the manufacturers at the trade shows now we have to have it on the fields of America., terrific! competition at it's best!

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J. Botter @ May 10th 2006 12:38PM

That's what happens when you win the national title -- more money from alumni to buy cool stuff.

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Perrey Z. @ May 10th 2006 12:43PM

#2: I say if you find more than 5 dead or stuck ones from your seat, free tickets for the entire season.

If you find an entire row of dead ones, the skybox fill with hot babes, plenty of beer plus you get to kick it with Joe Rogan.

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foshizzle? @ May 10th 2006 12:48PM

are you sure this will beat out the one at dolphin stadium? seems to me like the new scoreboard doesn't take into account room for advertisements and assumes that the area of the display will include all that. Therefore won't the actual HD display be a tad smaller, losing out to the one in Miami?

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Dro @ May 10th 2006 12:48PM

How much does a screen this size go for?

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elmo @ May 10th 2006 1:01PM

90,000 fans. Whatever both PSU and scUM seat over 106,000. No one cares how big the screen is if they still can't get a ticket!

Spend that money to build even more seats for the Texas faithful, they deserve it. Just don't expect Michigan and Penn State to sit by and watch. They will continue to add seats as well.

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Luke @ May 10th 2006 1:05PM

I can see the screen easily from the roof of my house. This is going to be awesome! Hook 'em baby!

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Michael @ May 10th 2006 1:06PM

Hook 'em Horns!

They deserve it.

Class of '97

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J @ May 10th 2006 1:13PM

There are horse tracks in Tokyo?

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Brian @ May 10th 2006 1:27PM

Elmo, this is just the first phase of the renovation. This is going to add 10,000 seats, close in the north end zone, add a veterans' memorial plaza, more luxury boxes, new offices and academic areas, the scoreboard, and other modenizations. The next phase would likely close off the open south end and add a TON of new seating, while making DKR a much louder place to play.

Phase 1: http://www.bevosports.com/2006/02/11/sketches-of-changes-to-texas-memorial-stadium/

Model of stadium with all sides closed off: http://www.bevosports.com/2005/11/12/minor-stadium-upgrades-approved/

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Dan @ May 10th 2006 1:35PM

Univ of Texas charges more for each seat than PSU and Mich they make more money having less fans in the stadium, sucks for us fans.

This is cool though since one of the scoreboards hasnt worked for a while.

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Michael @ May 10th 2006 1:37PM

No. 2's question would be easy for me to answer - if a client with a multi-hundred-thousand-dollar contract came to me, I'd either a) fix/replace the dead pixels, or b) replace the whole bloody thing. Is that ridiculous? Yes, but...work with me here.

The question then becomes, not what the dead pixel policy is, but what the heck you do with the old one.

You can't throw it out, and you sure as hell can't hide it in a warehouse somewhere very easily

o.o; All you'd need is, like, 25-30 (okay, maybe 50) of your Lan-Party friends to find where they put the old one, and you've got yourself a really, REALLY big screen to go fragging on. =P


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Pit Viper @ May 10th 2006 1:40PM

I hope that all of UT burns. They make Austin an irritating place to live.


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