LG has a new LED show answer to change projectors in massive and small film theaters. ‘Miraclass’ can attain 4K decision however a client product nevertheless appears far-off.
Like Samsung, LG has already persuaded some theatre chains to replace the projector with an LED display built from smaller modules.
LG confirmed that the first Miraclass solution was recently installed in the Odeon theatre in Vilanova, and Miraclass will arrive soon to Odeon in Madrid and Barcelona. – “LG is confident that LG Miraclass will satisfy the needs of operators and meet the expectations of moviegoers seeking memorable cinematic experiences,” said Paik Ki-mun, SVP & head of Information Display, LG Electronics BSC “To accommodate rising demand and the diverse requirements of movie theater companies, more lineups and models will be introduced in the future.”
LG’s first generation of LED displays for theatres were known as ‘LED Cinema’ and Miraclass is the next step.
It comes in four sizes from 14 to 101 square meters with either 2K or 4K resolution and a bit depth of up to 16 bits. It can be set to 48 (DC), 100, 130, 260, and 300 nits, and refresh at 24, 25, 30, 48, 50, 60 or 144Hz (3D).
There is no mention of HDR support. These are real LED displays similar to the ‘microLED’ TVs showcased by consumer brands at trade shows. Adoption by movie theatres can help accelerate the development of consumer LED TVs, but unfortunately it still seems far-off.
In addition to being module-based with visible seams, the smallest 14 sqm LG Miraclass weighs 465 kg and consumes 9700 W at 300 nits or roughly 4000 W at 48 nits.
LG proclaimed that its Miraclass LED displays deliver incredible picture quality that can “help bring movies to life” and “improve the theater-going experience”.
The company did not disclose how much they cost.
LG Miraclass 14sqm 4K version – specifications
- Pixel Pitch: 1.25 mm
- Screen Size: 5.1 m × 2.7 m (14 sqm)
- Screen Resolution: 4,096 × 2,160 px
- Brightness : 48 (DCI) / 100 / 130 / 260 / 300 nits
- 3D Support, Dolby Media Server Compatible
Highlights of LG Miraclass LED screen
- Four product lineups offering different sizes (from 14 to 101 square meters) and screen resolutions (4K/2K) to choose from.
- With 24-bit color processing, capable of displaying 68.7 billion color variants, the LG Miraclass reproduces DCI-P3 colors just as the content creators intended.
- Made up of self-emissive LEDs working independently, resulting in a bright and brilliant picture quality, with no corner dimming or image distortion.
- Screen brightness can be adjusted across five stages, from 48 to 300 nits, offering suitability for various use scenarios – from playing 2D/3D movies to delivering content for company presentations or special ceremonies.
- At five meters-wide, models LDAA025-1 and LDAA012 are good options for small-capacity theaters
- Compatible with Dolby’s Integrated Media Server, IMS3000. Dolby IMS supports stable and professional content operation, while the combination of Dolby Atmos sound and LG picture quality makes movies truly memorable.
- Dedicated management software is on hand to help operators run the new LED screens smoothly and with confidence. Various functions can now be accessed at the touch of a button.
- As LG Miraclass does not need a projection room, a space behind the stuffy theater can be reinvented to more customer satisfying interiors.
LG said that its LED based displays are already functional in several major theater chains around the world that include Odeon Multicines theater in Vilanova in Spain, with more displays arriving soon in Odeon Multicines theaters in the cities of Madrid and Barcelona.
The company said that more installations are on the way throughout Asia, Europe and North America.
Regarding Miraclass name and the experience, LG said:
The name ‘Miraclass’ – a combination of the words Miracle and Class – means incredible image quality that can enhance audiences’ sense of immersion. Thanks to their advanced LED technology, LG Miraclass displays help bring movies to life, improving the theater-going experience and offering new value to venue owners and operators.
The name ‘Miraclass’ – a combination of the words Miracle and Class – means incredible image quality that can enhance audiences’ sense of immersion. Thanks to their advanced LED technology, LG Miraclass displays help bring movies to life, improving the theater-going experience and offering new value to venue owners and operators