I couldn’t get an answer from the Sony guy I spoke with about the super-fine LED display, but Futuresource writes:
Although the CLEDIS stand captured considerable attention with its striking colours and contrast, the reported price tag of ~$75,000 per m² is likely to prohibit mass adoption. It is hoped that the price point will drop after launch in April. This price point puts it well above competing LED products.
The other fine pitch LED walls you would have seen around that show are in the range of $15,000-$25,000 per square metre, which is already insanely expensive.
If I guess at the Sony CLEDIS wall in its booth being about 12 metres wide by 4 high, that display I was looking at was about $3.6 million.
I’ll take three.
Dave Haynes is the founder and editor of Sixteen:Nine, an online publication that has followed the digital signage industry for some 14 years. Dave does strategic advisory consulting work for many end-users and vendors, and also writes for many of them. He’s based near Halifax, Nova Scotia, on Canada’s east coast.