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Offline duaney

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Any idea why the screen is curved?
« on: June 06, 2017, 12:45:43 PM »
I saw them in LA and had good seats off to the side of The Edge, but, I noticed when there was an image projected in the middle of the screen it was distorted. Is the screen built like that to accommodate the depth of the band or is there another reason? Anyone know?



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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2017, 12:57:24 PM »
Aren't those fancy new super HDTVs curved?

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2017, 01:04:41 PM »
Yeah, but not like this. This one is actually segmented inward at the middle. Maybe a structural reason for it? Curious.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #3 on: June 06, 2017, 01:23:16 PM »
Sounds like you were in similar spot to me.  When they showed the four faces on the screen, I was actually only seeing three.  The fourth was in that curve where I couldn't see it.

Not sure why.  I just thought it might be a design feature to make it more interesting than a flat screen.

I think my favorite aspect of it is when they do Streets, and it breaks into the b/w desert road footage, the lights along the top and bottom light up as gold/yellow.  It's basically creating the JT album cover elements as a visual backdrop.  Pretty genius.  Heck, now it makes me realize they could have done something similar for TUF songs--get some sepia footage of the castle, boom.  Have it up for ASOH.  How awesome would that be?

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #4 on: June 06, 2017, 01:44:26 PM »
What a great idea, Johnny!

They could do so much with that screen. They could revisit any era they like. Imagine:
- ZooTV, background of those TV screens and play The Fly
- PopMart, background with that great yellow thing and lemon.

It's Ultra HD, so they could.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #5 on: June 06, 2017, 01:52:06 PM »
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What a great idea, Johnny!

They could do so much with that screen. They could revisit any era they like. Imagine:
- ZooTV, background of those TV screens and play The Fly
- PopMart, background with that great yellow thing and lemon.

It's Ultra HD, so they could.

Yeah, they could do a lot with it.  I get not wanting to go Zoo TV with it, though.  "Chopping down the Joshua Tree", and all.

It amuses me to think that the closest the band came to this kind of visual arrangement was on PopMart.  Remember the screen resolution back then?  It looked like giant pixelated dots.  Shows how far technology has come in 20 years.  I wonder how the dimensions of the PopMart screen compare to this one?

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #6 on: June 06, 2017, 01:53:50 PM »
That 8K is something else from up close, I'll tell ya.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #7 on: June 06, 2017, 02:06:28 PM »
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That 8K is something else from up close, I'll tell ya.

The tree from IGC looks so real.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #8 on: June 06, 2017, 03:37:05 PM »
I thought I read somewhere it makes the images look 3-d, which it really does.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #9 on: June 06, 2017, 05:44:59 PM »
I'd be very interested to know the answer to this question.  I felt like I was at a bit of a disadvantage in the side seats, closer to the stage, because the bending in of the screen made it hard to get the full effect of what was being displayed. 


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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #10 on: June 06, 2017, 06:10:54 PM »
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I saw them in LA and had good seats off to the side of The Edge, but, I noticed when there was an image projected in the middle of the screen it was distorted. Is the screen built like that to accommodate the depth of the band or is there another reason? Anyone know?

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #11 on: June 06, 2017, 06:19:05 PM »
Vertigo Outdoor tour screen was also curved. It's shape looked very similar to the central section of this screen. Certainly increased the floor area around the band, giving Larry much more room. The curve does mean those people with very side on views will see a section of the curved screen a little more front on, but as you say it also means a section of the screen won't be seen at all.

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #12 on: June 07, 2017, 06:55:23 AM »
I think the 360 tour screen was curved too. ;)

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Re: Any idea why the screen is curved?
« Reply #13 on: June 07, 2017, 11:12:35 AM »
My guess is it is curved to provide more space for the drum kit/riser. Otherwise the stage would have to be deeper (front to back).