Sony brings its Crystal LED microLED displays to the residential market

Sony was the first company to introduce micro-LED large-area displays with its launch of the Crystal LED (also called Canvas LED, or CLEDIS) displays in 2016. Now Sony is introducing this groundbreaking display type to the residential market.

Sony Crystal LED residential demo photo

Crystal LED displays are made from tiled LED modules, each 403x453 mm in size and with a resolution of 320x360. The displays offer HDR support (peak luminance is 1,000 nits), 10-bit grayscale support, high frame rate (up to 120p) and a freedom of design.

Sony did not reveal the pricing of its residential Crystal LED displays, but these will surely be extremely expensive. The commercial displays cost around $400,000 for a 146" display and almost $800,000 for a 219" one in Europe.

Sony suggests several sample configurations for the residential displays, for example a 110" FHD display (made from 18 units), a 220" 4K display (72 units), a 440" 8K display (288 units) and finally a 16K 790" display made from 576 units. It'll be interesting to know the price of this 16K 790" microLED TV - and also to know who has the space to actually install such a TV...

In December 2018 Sony installed a Crystal LED commercial display EDGE Technologies's HQ, a 3.2 x 1.8 meters 2560x1440 pixels display. In April 2019 Sony installed the world's largest microLED display - its first 16K (15360x4320) 19.2 x 5.4 meters display at at Shiseido new research center in Yokohama, Japan.

Posted: Sep 13,2019 by Ron Mertens


Tarsius (not verified)

The 15360 x 3840 resolution is incorrect. The correct one is 15360 x 4320.

Fri, 09/13/2019 - 21:59 Permalink
J. Lewis (not verified)

Is this the for-runner of commercial projectorless cinema screens??

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 17:36 Permalink
Mr. Pedro D. R… (not verified)

For home use Sony needs to decrease the  tiles size and increase the microleds density so that higher resolutions are achievable in a smaller area. This is more practical for home use than the standard commercial tiles that are used right now. THINK AHEAD SONY!

Tue, 09/17/2019 - 19:13 Permalink
Hiktaka (not verified)

In reply to by Mr. Pedro D. R… (not verified)

You're saying it as if it's an easy thing to do and Sony just doesn't want to. It's very difficult to do so for Sony or anyone, mate.

Mon, 01/20/2020 - 02:15 Permalink
PEDRO D RODRIGUEZ Sr (not verified)

You are wrong about SONY's first Micro Led TV ! First one was in 2012 CES Show ,  a 55" TV FHD unit. It's image was excellent , better than any other TV in the show ! And it was hand made.

Wed, 12/23/2020 - 05:06 Permalink