Items tagged with Ultra High Definition

The transition from Full HD 1080 to 4K Ultra High-Definition (UHD) is happening perhaps a bit more quickly than anyone anticipated. Usually there's a standoff between hardware makers and content creators -- chicken or the egg syndrome -- but in this case, both seem to be in sync. As a result, NPD DisplaySearch expects there will be two million 4K desktop monitor shipments in 2014. What makes that figure even more impressive is that the overall desktop monitor market is expected to decline. Part of the reason 4K monitors will defy the market as a whole is because of falling production costs leading... Read more...
Full HD 1080p (1920x1080) may not have fully run its course, but that won't stop TV makers from trying to push new 4K Ultra High Definition (UHD) panels on the public. Will there be any willing buyers? Sure there will, but what's surprising is the potential rate of adoption. According to the latest NPD DisplaySearch Quarterly Large Area TFT Panel Shipment Report, 4Kx2K LCD panels are forecast to ship 2.6 million units in 2013, up more than 40-fold from just 63,000 in 2012. It all comes down to LCD panel suppliers and their ability to develop cost-effective technology solutions that deliver next-generation... Read more...
Don't tell your HDTV this, but Sharp, along with NHK (a Japanese broadcaster) developed an 85-inch LCD TV that's the first direct-view display to support a native 7680x4320 resolution (33-megapixels). That renders the set compatible with Super Hi-Vision, a next generation broadcast format NHK has been working on for more than a decade. Talk about HDTV envy. Sharp's set boasts 16X the resolution of a traditional 1080p set, even if that's jumping the gun a little bit. NHK won't begin sending out Super Hi-Vision broadcasts until 2020. Super Hi-Vision supports 22.2 channels of sound and requires lots... Read more...