Indoor LED Panel
The Slate 2.9 is a high performance, high resolution indoor LED display ideal for higher-end installations.
The Slate 2.9 provides a seamless performance of sharp images, vibrant colors, and deep blacks. RF shielding reduces interference.
- Exceptional on-camera performance
- Wide viewing angles
- 1300 nits
- Front and rear serviceable
|Closet Viewer||12FT / 3M|
|Pixel Pitch||2.97 mm|
|Pixel Density||112,896 dots/m²|
|Pixel Configuration||1R1G1B, SMD 3-in-1 black face LED|
|Pixel Quantity Module||84 x 42 (w x h)|
|LED Module||SMD 2020|
|Driving IC Module||MBI 5131 chip with S-PWM enabled|
|Viewing Angle||160° x 140°|
|Front Service||Magnetic LED circuit cards to chassis|
|LED Life Span||100,000 hours|
|Pixel Quantity||168 x 168|
|Cabinet Size||500 x 500 x 88 mm (19.7″ x 19.7″ x 3.5″)|
|Receiving Card||Nova M3 MRV270|
|Refresh Rate||3,840+ Hz S-PWM|
|Driving Method||1/16 scan|
|Gray Scale||14 bits|
|Brightness Control||256 steps|
|Module Configuration||2 x 4|
|Operating Temperature||-20° to +55° C|
|Operating Humidity||10% to 90%|
|Power Input||120/240 V at 50/60 Hz|
|Power Consumption||170 W max. / 85 W avg.|
|Power Supply||Enclosed – UL/MET Certified|
|Panel Stacking Height||14 M (46′) – 9:1 safety ratio|
|Material||Die Cast Aluminum|
|Weight||10.5 kg (23.2 lbs)|
|Serviceability||Front and rear|
|Certifications||FCC, UL, and EMC|
|Life Span||100,000 hours|
|Limited Warranty||2 years|
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
|What type of LED panel is best for my venue?||LED panel selection is based more on the application than the physical venue. The physical venue determines more of the size and where you could install the LED display. View “Why does the distance between pixels matter?” to see more on choosing the right display.|
|Straight or curved LED wall?||In most venues, straight panels are the option of choice. A curved option provides ample design creativity.|
|Why does the distance between pixels matter?||The closer the pixels are to each other, the close your viewers can be to the display. Other reasons may include the integration of cameras, the visual perceptions of the audience, and other factors. Talk to your AVL integrator to make a more informed selection.|
|What is a module?||Each panel has several modules. A module consists of pixels, a mask to increase contrast and black levels, and the circuitry to connect to the hub board.|
|Low vs. high brightness performance?||When the LED wall brightness control is turned down, the image is to stay in tact. The lower the brightness the less dynamic range you are allowing the panels to perform in. Resulting in the compression of the image. THOR is determined to provide the highest quality displays that excel in low brightness performance.|
|What’s a nit?||Nits are a measurement of light emitted from a source.|
|Why does the IC driver matter so much?||One of the goals of a video display is to provide a fluid and seamless image that removes “distraction” and creates a life-like experience. The IC driver (integrated circuit) has significant influence on this equation for engaging your audience.|
|What is the purpose of the mask on a module?||The mask on the module helps establish black levels throughout, creating more pronounced contrast. It also protects the pixels and decreases the failure rate.|
|Why is structural engineering important when considering an LED wall?||Safety for your audience is paramount and is an essential standard in the construction process. Work with your AVL integrator to set up an appointment with a structural engineer to determine what your structural rigidity and capabilities are for your venue.|
|What processor do I need?||This is directly related to your current gear, video settings, the amount of panels, and the degree of color correction that may be needed when mixing batches of LEDs. Connect with your dealer to discuss further.|
|Why does the IP rating matter?||The IP rating determines the acceptable level of air particles and moisture content that the product is designed to keep out.|
|Why do certifications matter?||UL, FCC, ETL, and EMC certifications are standards that are directly connected to safety, RF interference, and manufacturing standards.|
|What is the warranty?||THOR LED panels have a limited two year warranty.|
|What type of electrical circuits are needed and how many?||20 amp (110-240v) circuits are required in order to power the panels. Each product line is unique.|
Troubleshooting Your LED Wall
|What if a block of my panels aren’t working right?||Try replacing a data cable. Usually between the last panel that is working and the first panel that has stopped working.|
|How do I flash the receiving card and why?||Please contact your dealer for more information and instructional guides.|
|Is there a reason why power cables connect stage left to right?||Yes. Power is not bi-directional.|
|Are the power boxes “hot swappable”?||No for the Slate series. To replace, power the panel down, unlatch the power box, pull it off, and replace.|
|My display has moiré issues||Wavy lines! Moiré is an image artifact that appears when two fine patterns overlap at an angle. One of the easiest ways to reduce the moiré effect is to soften its direct focus by focusing on something else, like an individual. Slightly soften the focus on the screen itself to reduce the on-camera moiré effect with LED screens.|
Focus points matter when using cameras. Focusing on the LED wall creates moiré no matter what your camera resolution is set to.
Another way is to use shallow depth of field if your subject is in front of the LED screen; the subject will be in focus and the background LED screen will be softly blurred. Image sensors found in digital cameras have their pixels arranged in a very fine pattern; when videoing an LED display, the camera’s fine patterns will not line up with the fine pattern of the LED’s.
|Why do I have to reconfigure the LED wall every time I restart the system?||When changing settings in SmartLCT or NovaLCT, all software settings need to be “Saved to Hardware”. If this has not happened, the wall will return to the state of the last saved setting. This applies to every setting in the software, including: brightness, color temperature, wire flow, and calibration settings.|
|How do I remove a module if there are faulty pixels?||Each module on an LED panel has magnets to keep them in the proper position. Use the included module removal tool. Each LED panel series varies.|
Slate LED panels — Center the magnetic tool on the module. Spin the dial to the “on” position and pull back straight towards you.
All THOR: AV products are warranted to the original purchaser to be free of defects in materials and workmanship from date of purchase as follows:
- 2 years for LED panels
- 1 year for all other products
During this period, THOR: AV will, at its discretion, repair the defective unit or replace it with a new or rebuilt one.
The warranty does NOT cover:
- Damage due to abuse, misuse, or accident.
- Damage due to operation contrary to the instructions in the product instruction manual.
- Units on which the product serial number has been removed or altered.
- Units that have been serviced by unauthorized personnel.
- Microphone cables and accessories.
All implied warranties, including warranties on merchantability and fitness, are limited in time to the length of this warranty. Some states do not allow time limitations on implied warranties, so this limitation may not apply to you. THOR: AV’s liability is limited to the repair or replacement of its product. THOR: AV shall in no way be held liable for incidental or consequential damages resulting from the use of their product or its software, including, without limitation, damages from loss of business profits, business interruption, loss of business information or other pecuniary loss. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may not apply to you.
Cables are guaranteed for 30 days and their repair or replacement shall be at the discretion of THOR: AV.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an RMA number prior to returning your product to THOR: AV. Do not return the product to the place of purchase. Write the RMA number on the outside of the shipping carton. Any product sent to us without a valid RMA number will be refused.
Include the following with the product: a brief description of the problem, your name, return shipping address, phone number and the RMA number. Do not include any accessories. THOR: AV is not responsible for any damage to or loss of the product during transit. We recommend that customers obtain a receipt and tracking number for all packages shipped to us. Turnaround time on repairs is generally ten business days. If you live outside of the United States, please contact your local distributor for warranty service.
You will be responsible for shipping charges to THOR: AV and the product will be returned via non-express shipping by THOR: AV. We reserve the right to inspect any product that may be the subject of any warranty claim before repair is carried out. Final determination of warranty coverage lies solely with THOR: AV.
If it is determined that the product does not meet the terms of our warranty, you will be billed for labor, materials, return shipping and insurance. There is a $80 USD minimum charge for materials and labor. Appropriate shipping charges will be applied. We require payment in advance of repair by credit card; we accept Visa and Master Card. In the event the charges are over the minimum charge, THOR: AV will contact you and inform you of the cost of the repair before any work is completed.