Posted Mon May 23, 2011 at 07:00 AM PDT by Dick Ward
It's the world's first to be compatible with Super Hi-Vision, the new tech from the Japan Broadcasting Corporation.
The folks at NHK - also known as Japan Broadcasting Corporation - have been working on a technology called Super Hi-Vision since back in 1995. It offers 16 times the resolution of current HDTVs and is set to roll out to the public in 2020 if the timeline follows.
Of course, for that technology to be any good there has to be a television capable of using it, and Sharp has just created it. The new set was developed jointly by Sharp and NHK and offers a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320.
Sharp's new set is the first LCD to offer that kind of resolution and will certainly earn Sharp some brownie points when it comes to the Super Hi-Vision revolution to come.
The display is being shown publicly in Japan from May 26 to May 29.
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