|Todd Stih, National Sales Manager for Mitsubishi Diamond Vision in Warrendale, checks out the Consol Energy Center scoreboard screens during a visit to Japan. Todd is 6'2. |
Workers continue to make amazing progress on the construction of Consol Energy Center. Seats are being installed, the players’ locker room area is being outfitted, concession stands are being built – and word just arrived that the huge state-of-the-art video screens for the new scoreboard are one step closer to making their way to Pittsburgh.
The main scoreboard video screens for Consol Energy Center are 15 x 25, while the matrix video screens (scoring, time, statistical information) are 5 x 25. Both sets of screens were recently assembled at the Mitsubishi factory and tested for color, clarity and the uniformity of images across the large display area.
“This is only the second video display that uses Mitsubishi’s high-contrast ‘black-packaged LED’ to show HD images in stunning contrast, brightness and clarity,” said Chris DeVivo, the Penguins’ director of media technology. “This produces the best image-quality possible on a high-density, large-scale video display. It features better black levels than what fans experience at home on their flat-panel displays.
“In addition, these displays are brighter than what fans see at home – and this brightness, combined with the black level, will provide for a picture quality that is simply remarkable.”
|A view of the scoreboard frame looking down from the upper bowl |
After testing, the boards will be carefully packaged and shipped to Pittsburgh. The matrix screens are expected to arrive in mid-April and the main video screens are expected to be here by late April.
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