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From Zero to 1080p in 4.9 Seconds

Porsche has decided to enter the home theater game. Yes, Porsche, the sports car maker. Don’t even ask how much the company’s outrageous outdoor, retractable LED screen costs. You can’t afford it.

At 201″ diagonal, the Porsche C’Seed (I assume that’s meant to be a pun on “succeed”?) is self-described as “the world’s largest TV.” Beyond its size, aspect ratio (standard 16:9) and the fact that it’s an LED screen, not much technical information is available on the product yet. Is it standard 1080p resolution or something higher? I can’t tell. I fear that 1080p would have too much evident pixel structure visible at a size this large. But if this were a 4k product, you’d think the company would want to talk that up.

Whatever it is, take a look at this thing:

I’m pretty sure that the screen is bigger than my back yard, and probably costs ten times as much as my entire house.

Get a load of its crazy two-sided remote. How are you supposed to hold it?

cseed remote From Zero to 1080p in 4.9 Seconds

If you want to daydream some more, you can find some info on the Porsche Design Studio’s C’Seed web site. No pricing information is listed. As the saying goes, if you have to ask…

[Thanks to Wayne for the tip.]

9 comments

  1. hurin

    I have a really hard time believing the screen is usable in broad daylight, LEDs powerful enough to compete with the sun, I don’t think so.

    Also much cheaper and easier to use a projector.

  2. Ian Whitcombe

    To add to Hurin’s comment, wouldn’t direct outdoor sunlight also prevent the viewer’s eyes from appreciating the resolution of the screen?

    • William Henley

      Must say, probably won’t sell well in my part of the country. Either too hot, too cold, or too bright during the day, (except for maybe a month out of the year), and while nights are usually pretty nice, you could use a projector and a bedsheet. :-) But, if you had one of these, it would be more about it being a status symbol than something reasonable for actually watching movies on. I think the Porsche branding is appropriate – its overkill, and while it is cool, only a handful of people are going to have them.

      I would like to see the Kia branding of this. In fact, it probably would be a projector and a bedsheet..

  3. It’s cheaper, Shannon! Around $691,557. I e-mailed them and they replied today:

    “Dear Julian,

    Thank you greatly for your email and interest in C SEED 201. We are delighted to hereby send you more information about C SEED.

    Please enclosed find the C SEED 201 folder. The C SEED is handcrafted in Austria, and this in a very limited number of 25 pieces a year. The worldwide retail price is EUR 514,000 net, ex works Austria, excl. installation. The C SEED can be ordered at any time. The current lead time is 4-5 months.

    We have contracted AV system integrators also in Europe. Depending on the nature and geographical area of the project, we select the appropriate partner. Maybe you can share some more information about your project.

    Please upon any questions you may have, do not hesitate to contact us at any time.”

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