Watching TV from miles away

Universal Hub: Now that’s a wide-screen TV. Looks like WGBH is going to get into the lit advertisement space with a VERY large (30’x45′) outdoor display. Visions of 25′ tall Ernies aside, it looks like you won’t actually be able to watch television on the display; it’ll show a different image each day.

That relieves me of having to make the obligatory hifi comment, but I’ll make it anyway: with every TV in the world moving to 16×9, why on earth would they deploy a 3×2 TV instead? I could almost understand 4×3, but 3×2 is just puzzling.

More info about the Jumbotron LED mural can be found on’s design pages for their new building.