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C Seed aims for outdoor dominance with 301-inch folding TV

C Seed aims for outdoor domina...
The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
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The C Seed 301's seven panels unfold and interlock when the TV is activated,
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The C Seed 301's seven panels unfold and interlock when the TV is activated,
At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started
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At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started
The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
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The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
The C Seed 301 can withstand winds of up to 50 km/h, beyond that the TV will automatically fold up and retract into its below-ground compartment
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The C Seed 301 can withstand winds of up to 50 km/h, beyond that the TV will automatically fold up and retract into its below-ground compartment
The C Seed 301's seven panels unfold and interlock when the TV is activated,
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The C Seed 301's seven panels unfold and interlock when the TV is activated,
At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started
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At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started
The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
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The C Seed 301 LED TV supports up to 4K HDR content, is bright enough to watch in direct sunlight and features 48-bit color depth
The C Seed 301 can withstand winds of up to 50 km/h, beyond that the TV will automatically fold up and retract into its below-ground compartment
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The C Seed 301 can withstand winds of up to 50 km/h, beyond that the TV will automatically fold up and retract into its below-ground compartment
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After teaming up with the Porsche Design Studio in 2013 for a 201-inch outdoor television, and then moving indoors a few years later with a 262-inch 4K monster, C Seed has now gone back outside for a 301 diagonal inch behemoth that, like its 2013 predecessor, folds up its seven panels and lowers the TV and support column below ground when not in use.

The "world's largest outdoor TV" is made from carbon fiber and titanium. At the push of a button on the remote, the 301 will rise from its underground home, reaching its full height of 6 m (19 ft) in 25 seconds. It then takes a further 40 seconds for the seven panels to unfold and interlock, before the visuals fire up and the movie party can get started on the 301-inch (7.6 m) screen.

The choice of build materials means that the gargantuan gogglebox can withstand wind loads of 50 km/h. Any more and the TV will automatically fold up and retract into its below-ground compartment.

At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started
At the push of a button on the remote, the C Seed 301 rises from its underground home to reach a height of 6 meters, the seven panels fold out and lock and the outdoor movie party can get started

The 301 is also surprisingly light for its size, tipping the scales at just 1,650 kg (3,637.6 lb). It rocks some 3,956,736 LEDs, has a luminosity rating of 4,500 nits that means it can be watched in direct sunlight, a 4,500:1 contrast ratio, and 48-bit color depth supporting the display of 281 trillion colors.

It can support content at up to 4K resolution, with HDR technology offering more lifelike viewing, and the built-in sound system is made up of six speakers and three subwoofers for a total power output of 2,700 watts.

Now for the bad news... and you may want to sit down for this. The retail price for the C Seed 301 is around US$1.5 million. The order books are open now, shipping is expected to start mid-2020.

Source: C Seed

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3 comments
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FabianLamaestra
Better and cheaper are the new LED walls... https://www.samsung.com/us/business/products/displays/direct-view-led/explore/
Valerio Lamantea
I didn't know that such a kind of TV exists...coming out of the ground and then unfolding. Very nice idea! And technically this is surely not easy to realize...especially the connection points between the panels need to be perfect, in order to maintain a pixel spacing equal to the rest of the LED surface. It's impressive what is already done and how technology advances. This is a TV that surely is an eyecatcher. The automatic wind protection is interesting...they may have some kind of sensor inside to measure the wind velocity. The sound system power is definitely more than enough even for a bigger space. Looks very good designed and also futuristic. And the size is just amazing...more than 300 inches...never saw a TV that big. It's more like a cinema than a normal television :)
Valerio Lamantea
@Fabian: I think the c-seed and the samsung you mention are of a totally different type and for different clients. And the techniques is also very different...so it is difficult or not possible to compare them...