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LED Panels as a Cinema Screen? The First L.A. Installation Could Be Ready by April

LED panels — the types of displays you might see used to make up a video wall for digital signage — will not replace the motion picture projector, but they will soon bring competition and disruption, a prominent cinema technology veteran forecast during the Hollywood Professional Association Tech Retreat, which is taking place this week in Palm Desert, California.

In fact, Pete Lude, CTO of engineering firm Mission Rock Digital and a former exec at Sony and RealD, reported that Los Angeles could have its first LED cinema screen (from Samsung) installed by April. He added that at least 10 Samsung displays could be installed in cinemas worldwide by the fall. Samsung has already installed two (both 34-ft. screens with 4K resolution) in Korea, and more are on the way, including one in Switzerland, one in Beijing and one in L.A, Lude reported.

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