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<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sharp8k.jpg" alt="UHDTV nearly ready"></div>Ultra-HDTV standard almost ready

18 Oct 2011 | Rasmus Larsen |

The next HD standard, which aims to replace Full HD in the future, is as good as ready. It is called Ultra HDTV or UHDTV and uses a 7680x4320 pixel resolution. The London Olympics 2012 will be broadcast in UHDTV.<br /><br /><h3>UHDTV standard almost ready</h3>The International Telecommunication Union, ITU, has pretty much agreed on the UHDTV standard and the technical specifications.<br /><br />Ultra-HDTV goes by many names and besides UHDTV it is called 8Kx4K or Super Hi-Vision. UHDTV is 16 times Full HD (that dominates on TVs today) and offers a total of 33,177,600 pixels. An uncompressed UHDTV signal requires 25 Gbit/s data transfer but a compressed takes “just” 150 Mbit/s. A typical 720p-1080p HD feed requires between 9-36 Mbit/s.<br /><br /><p align=center><a id="thumb" href="pictures/sharp8k-1l.jpg" class="highslide" rel="highslide"><img class="imgresponsive" src="pictures/sharp8k-1.jpg" alt="Sharps 85” 8Kx4K TV is jaw-droppingly impressive" title="Click to enlarge" /></a><br><i>Sharps 85” 8Kx4K TV is jaw-droppingly impressive</i></p><br />UHDTV has been demonstrated in Japan by NHK but Sharp also exhibited a 85-inch 8K TV at IFA 2011 in Berlin. FlatpanelsHD saw that presentation and it was <a href=http://www.flatpanelshd.com/news.php?subaction=showfull&id=1315414379 target=_blank><b>jaw-droppingly impressive</b></a>. At the Olympics in London next year BBC will also cover part of the event in UHDTV for screening at public venues around the world.<br /><br />ITU says that the UHDTV supports up to 22.2 audio speakers channels. <br /><br />Before UHDTV – or 8K – becomes mainstream, manufacturers will most likely embrace the 4K standard. Sources tell FlatpanelsHD that we might see 4K TVs as soon as 2012.



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