A new immersive video experience is about to open in Japan that offers visitors the chance to be almost completely surrounded by a huge multi-screen display system while an underwater love story unfolds before them. Sharp has provided the 156 LCD monitors and transmission system for the 5D Miracle Tour's walk-in adventure that's said to offer customers a virtually seamless 200 to 300-inch video experience in front, above and below, and at either side of them.
The system installed at the Thriller Fantasy Museum area of the Dutch-themed Huis Ten Bosch park in Nagasaki, Japan consists of 36 ultra-slim Sharp PN-V601 60-inch LCD monitors to the front, top and bottom and 24 on either side, and an image transmission system to ensure that everything is in sync.
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The 5D Miracle Tour can take 32 people at a time and will open with an eight minute show based on a mermaid legend on April 29. And in case you're wondering, the 5D appears to stand for Dream, Dramatic, Discover, Different and Delight.
I wonder how the experience will compare to the kind of immersion offered by the likes of La Géode in Paris? We'd love to hear from anyone who gets a chance to see it.