Technical Standards for Ultra High-Definition TV are Now in Place

Posted Thu Oct 20, 2011 at 09:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward

Could we end up with a format war between UHDTV and 4K2K technology?

Just when you were getting used to 1080p, something new is around the corner! In the ever increasing desire to improve, researchers have been working on a new technology called ultra high-definition television.

Unlike 3D tech, which wasn't properly standardized at launch and is still struggling to get to the point where all 3D technologies are compatible, UHDTV has already put a standard in place. They're in agreement about most of the important technical details so working on new TVs should be a little simpler moving forward.

While you may not think a 33 megapixel 7680 × 4320 resolution is entirely necessary, the folks at the ITU Study Group point to glasses-free 3D as one application that absolutely requires the most resolution available.

Source: Broadcasting & Cable

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