Can you imagine owning a TV with 16 times the resolution of HDTV (or, in other words, about the same resolution as IMAX)? That’s 7,680×4,320 pixels, and today Sharp (in cooperation with Japanese national TV broadcaster NHK) showed a 85-inch LCD TV boasting that spec, also known as Ultra HDTV or Super Hi-Vision.
Needless to say, the Sharp display is the first of its kind. Further technical details of the prototype are scarce at this point, but Sharp did reveal the 60Hz screen is 300cd/m2 bright and is equipped with an RGB LED backlight.
NHK in particular is known for having worked on the technology for quite a while now. Unfortunately, we’ll have to wait a while until we can actually enjoy Super Hi-Vision in our homes: NHK plans to start trial broadcasts not before 2020.
Via AV Watch [JP]
Our friends over at Diginfonews just posted a video that shows the TV in action (in English):