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UT's Godzillatron HDTV is alive...


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"Godzillatron" is the nickname given to the scoreboard at the University of Texas at Austin's Darrell K. Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. It is the Western hemisphere's largest high-definition video screen and the largest full-screen video board in the world.

In 2006, the Texas Longhorn Athletics department spent US$ 8 million on improving audio-visual equipment at the Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium, the centerpiece of which will be a 7,370 square foot high-definition Daktronics LED scoreboard, aptly nicknamed "Godzillatron." It will be the biggest high-definition screen in the Western hemisphere, and the largest full-screen high-definition video board in the world. It will be in place for the start of the 2006 football season.[1] The screen has a pixel resolution of 2064 x 848. One downside for fans is the screen might be used to allow more obtrusive advertising to be displayed during games.[2] Previously, two scoreboards were in place, one in the south end and one in the north end. The new scoreboard replaces the one in the south end. The north end will not feature a scoreboard. It is being removed for the addition of extra seats in the 2008 expansion.

The official name of the board has not yet been decided, it is simply referred to as the "Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium Scoreboard" by the Texas Longhorn Athletics department.

Visual Reference
Note that in the picture below the clearly visible goalposts are in the North endzone. The screen itself is approximately 150 yards away from the photographer.