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Texas Motor Speedway Lights Up Massive Scoreboard

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William K.
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William K.   4/10/2014 8:54:24 PM
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It is quite unfortunate for me that I will probably not get to visit that fine speedway, unless somehow business brings me in that direction. It is just so very distant from my location near Automation Alley, in the central rust belt area. 

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bobjengr   4/2/2014 5:46:52 PM
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Our youngest son works for AT&T in Dallas so we visit at least twice per year.  Last year we took a tour of the "Jerry Dome".  It's a marvelous piece of engineering and one visit I would recommend to anyone.  The scoreboard--massive, absolutely massive.  I am amazed as to the size of the device Charles describes in his post.  We will be visiting again and will definitely check this one out.  I marvel at the advancements in communication and it appears obvious we have seen nothing yet.  Great post Charles.

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ttemple   4/1/2014 10:01:25 AM
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There is nothing like the sound of those engines coming to life, and no greater display of sheer automotive power than when the green flag is dropped at a NASCAR race.

39,000 collective horsepower thundering into action is something that can only be fully experienced by being there.

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RICKZ28   3/31/2014 4:44:54 PM
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Agreed...Live sports events are an experience that cannot be repeated at home watching on TV (And yes, I have an awesome home video/sound system).  The same is true for live music concerts.

Modern technology is certainly improving the "fan experience" at live sports and music events.

I was at the NASCAR race on March 23rd at AutoClub Speedway in Fontana, California.  That track also has a large video screen for showing the race as it happens (not as large as Texas), including different angles and around the 2-mile track.  Much to the delight of the crowd (some 100,000 race fans), replays of key incidents were shown in regular and slow motion.  The fans loved the big screen replays just like at the ball games; everybody was interested to see exactly what happened, with appropriate audible fan reaction upon the replays.  The audio announcement system is also improved so now much easier to hear and understand during the race.  Many fans were also "connected" using their own smart phone with app, in addition to those who rented devices at the race (receiver and headset).

 

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a.saji   3/30/2014 11:24:35 PM
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@Pubudu: Yes anything that is live has more value than a recorded thing.  

Pubudu
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Pubudu   3/30/2014 12:46:55 PM
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Exactly RICKZ28, live sports will give more thrill than anything, it's an experience that cannot be explain by words. So this will be good news for those live sport lovers. 

William K.
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William K.   3/29/2014 9:20:13 PM
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OK, there is the answer from somebody qualified to give one. EOD, OK?

Nancy Golden
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Nancy Golden   3/29/2014 6:05:31 PM
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Hubby is a West Texas country boy and I grew up riding my horse in the fields of Richardson (a suburb of Dallas). We don't waste either one, but we keep them VERY separate.

William K.
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William K.   3/29/2014 4:29:56 PM
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Wasting beer and guns? You would be better off asking a real Texan about that. I have visited a few times but I don't qualify as a Texan. I admire a lot about the state, but my roots are elsewhere. And Motorola has quite a manufacturing facility in Seguine. And check out that highway from there to San Antonio. Wow!

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Charles Murray   3/28/2014 6:04:10 PM
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Your numbers are correct, ttemple. Multiply by three (for red, green and blue LEDs) and you have the total number of LEDs.

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