Ultra HD: The next evolution of high definition home entertainmentPosted 11:23 am on Friday, October 19th, 2012 by John 'Spartan' Nguyen
Just when you thought HD was already good enough, TV companies are busy developing better technology for higher-def television sets. The Consumer Electronics Association has given a name to home displays with 4K resolution, Ultra HD. This really comes as no surprise to HD fans, but it’s now official. Ultra HD will have eight million pixels of resolution; that’s four times the resolution of HDTVs.
“Ultra HD is the next natural step forward in display technologies, offering consumers an incredibly immersive viewing experience with outstanding new levels of picture quality,” said Gary Shapiro, CEA president and CEO. “This new terminology and the recommended attributes will help consumers navigate the marketplace to find the TV that best meets their needs.”
I’m not sure if Ultra HDTVs will be embraced by the general public. I mean, we still have some consumers who still can’t tell the difference in picture quality between DVD and Blu-ray.
So when can we start to see these Ultra HD sets? LG Electronics and Sony Electronics are working on releasing an 84-inch Ultra HD sets this fall. Now that’s a big-ass TV set. Don’t be shocked when I say that these will cost $20,000 or more.
Expect to see Ultra HD being the main attraction at the Consumer Electronic Show in Las Vegas, Jan 8-11, 2013.
Source: Home Media Magazine
John “Spartan” Nguyen is the editor-in-chief at Nerd Reactor and is based in Orange County, CA. He is a graphic designer and illustrator.