Don’t be too smug with your HDTV just yet – the Astro Systems DM-3400 could be the future even as America starts to warm up to high definition TVs. This 56″ behemoth looks like a standard LCD display at first glance, but it actually offers 3,840 x 2,160 pixels, making it meant to be used in digital cinemas, editing studios and broadcast facilities.
Features include a quartet of DV-D inputs and an equal amount of HD-SDI inputs along with RGB 4:4:$ signals. Users can even hook up multiple input signals for a quad display view on a single monitor. The system supports SMPTE 294M/292M/296M/372M (important for matching up video and audio). And the system weighs about 100 pounds and consumes 500 Watts of power.
There is no word on pricing as at press time, but one thing’s for sure – this ain’t no living room solution and will probably remain the domain of professionals in the meantime.