• May 12, 2011
World's largest HDTV screen – Click above to watch the video after the break

The immense LCD television that resides within the home stadium of the Dallas Cowboys is no longer the largest in the world. That honor now rests with the Charlotte Motor Speedway, which has installed a 200-foot-by-80-foot screen that would make even Miles Finch jealous.

The screen to end all screens, which makes its official debut during the NASCAR Sprint All-Star Race on May 21, is located between turns two and three across from the finish line. As if the live action wasn't big enough.

To make the massive display all the more impressive, it can also be hooked up to a gaming console for some ridiculous driving simulation action. Sprint Cup champion Dale Earnhardt Jr. even got to fit in some laps in the iRacing.com driving simulator... like he doesn't already get enough track time.

You may or may not think a 200-foot-wide screen is cool, but we're to busy cooking up schemes to elicit an invite for the next Gran Turismo 5 tournament at the Speedway. Check out the video after the break of the massive screen in action.



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      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      It may be bigger, but the lower resolution and aggressive anti-glare coating they'll have to have for an outdoor screen means that it won't be as sharp and clear. I'll admit that I was one of the people who thought the video screens at Cowboys stadium were excessive and simply Jerry Jones stroking his ego...but after seeing them for myself I'm glad he did it. wow..
      don
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jerry world has two sides
      longducdong
      • 3 Years Ago
      Thats as dumb as NASCAR itself.
        Agilis
        • 3 Years Ago
        @longducdong
        100% agree. Just a waste of money as always.
          david opanga
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Agilis
          you do realize this improves the experience for the fans right. i wouldnt complain about having a chance to see whats going on in the backstretch sitting in the tri-oval
        Jeeper43
        • 3 Years Ago
        @longducdong
        Yeah... a 200 ft HD screen is dumb, Im sure you thought the one at cowboy stadium was amazing though.... I think you meant you are the dumb one. Seriously if you dont like nascar stay the hell away from nascar threads, its not hard, I avoid the threads for racing I dont enjoy so how cant the rest of you just do the same back to topic, this screen is awesome I drove past while it was being built and the thing is just plain massive. Ill be down at the race in 2 weeks to enjoy the all star race and im seriously looking forward to it.
          Agilis
          • 3 Years Ago
          @Jeeper43
          I like NASCAR but this idea is a waste. The HD screen in Dallas makes sense because fans sit much higher than those at a race track, especially this one, and players are much smaller than race cars. Since when do NASCAR fans have a hard time seeing cars race around a track? The screen is there simply to replay the infamous crashes NASCAR is known for in detail.
      Nick Bransford
      • 3 Years Ago
      Earnhardt Jr. is not a Sprint Cup Champion...
      ccweems
      • 3 Years Ago
      The Dallas screen is 1080P. The Charlotte screen is 720P. On a small screen this doesn't mean much but on a big screen the impact is huge. I think Texas still has bragging rights to the "Worlds Largest HDTV" to those that consider themselves videophiles. What is puzzling is that from a cost standpoint there isn't that big of difference in price for the screen. I expect that the cost of upgrading the production facilities to 1080P was a factor.
      Pete
      • 3 Years Ago
      All of you are missing the main problem here................................drivers will be distracted going into turn 2 and down the back stretch, which will cause wrecks going into and through turns 3 and 4. Plus the actual screen lighting itself will be another distraction causing lighting issues on the back stretch as the screen changes TV pictures. And whats to stop the drivers from watching the TV going down the front stretch into turn 1. Wow, it seems as though I have covered the entire race track all of a sudden. Instead of spending this insanely amount of money, why didn't the track owners cut ticket prices, food, and beverage prices. NO, instead they put up something useless that will attract the public to the track and help line the pockets of the track owners, team owners, and drivers some more.
      jbm0866
      • 3 Years Ago
      Oh, and someone mentioned that the screens at Cowboys stadium are 1080p, that may be true for the smaller ones...but two big screens stretching nearly the length of the field are 1,088 X 2,432 vs the normal 1920 X 1080 for 1080p..
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Jerry Jones will be on the phone with Mitsubishi today - "Can you boys get me a bigger TV than the one in Charlotte?" The aspect ratio of the Charlotte screen is weird - 2.5:1, or 25:10 - instead of 16:9. And yes, I've been in Cowboys Stadium, and seen the screen there. The picture quality is *amazing*.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hey, my comment got eaten. What's up with that? I'll re-post.
      dukeisduke
      • 3 Years Ago
      No doubt Jerry Jones will be on the phone with Mitsubishi today - "Can you boys get me a bigger TV?"
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