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The Big Picture: Attack of the Seven-Story Linebackers

The world's largest TV screens are inside the Dallas Cowboys' new football stadium

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The Big Picture: Attack of the Seven-Story Linebackers

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Each of the two 49-by-22-meter sideline-facing screens suspended above the football field at the brand-new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, comprises more than 10.5 million LEDs, which together draw 635 kilowatts. That’s enough power to serve the total needs of 975 U.S. homes. The two ”puny” 15.5-by-9-meter end-zone-facing displays each draw just 80 kW. Because there are four LEDs (two red, one blue, and one green) in each pixel, the 2176-by-4864-LED sideline displays provide the same image resolution as any 1080p hi-def TV—but the players running across your screen at home are probably not seven stories tall.

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