Wonder if the set designers were able to follow the proper mounting and ventilation guidelines for the screens. If there isn't decent airflow between and behind them, they could easily be running warmer than is ideal, which isn't great for longevity.
Or it could just be bad luck. In the early 00s I know of a studio that had lots of plasmas die less than 12 months after they were purchased, and cooling was implicated.
I’m not sure the set back was. I think there’s atleast 3 feet from the various BTS photos I’ve seen. The building which opened in 2014 was designed as a “green building” and the lights are all LED. Maybe they were running the sets a bit warmer than ususal.
Up until the KNBC set I am not sure this set designer used the portrait style windows in their video walls. The previous NBC stations that used the video portrait walls all used the same designer (I want to say Clickspring) and make (Panasonic Plasmas). One lesson they learned was that the screens had to be mounted angled down - to avoid the glare.
: The wall is much larger than the old one. Supposedly it’s 4K.
Last edited by Rkolsen on 7 December 2017 3:31pm