Your browser is not Javascript enable or you have turn it off. We recommend you to activate for better security reason<div class="billede"><img src="pictures/mini-sony844k.jpg" alt="4K is now called Ultra HD"></div>4K is now called Ultra HD - FlatpanelsHD 4K is now called Ultra HD4K is now called Ultra HD ">

4K is now called Ultra HD
4K is now called Ultra HD

22 Oct 2012 | Rasmus Larsen |

4K TVs are coming but you will call them Ultra HD TVs – says the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA). CEA also implements a new requirement for Ultra HD TVs. At least one input connector capable of receiving native Ultra HD inputs must be implemented.

4K is now called Ultra HD

ITU already calls 4K and 8K Ultra HD and the US-based CEA now follow their lead and names 4K Ultra HD.

LG’s 84-inch 84LM9600 Cinema 3DTV
LG has exhibited this 4K – now Ultra HD – TV at recent trade shows


In the future you should expect to see 4K TVs (3840x2160 pixels) going under the name Ultra HD, which follows the path from our current Full HD (1920x1080) naming standard.

CEA also requires TV manufacturers to implement at least one input connector capable of receiving native Ultra HD inputs without upscaling. That is a very reasonable requirement, we agree, as it reminds us of the early Full HD days where Full HD TVs were sold without the capability to actually reproduce Full HD without upconversion.

CEA also requires TVs to have at least 3,840 horizontal pixels and 2,160 vertical pixels to use the Ultra HD label. No words on what 8K will be called by the CEA but 8K is still many years away so we are not too concerned about this. No official Ultra HD logo exists yet.

We expect to see the first Ultra HD-labeled TVs at CES 2013 in Las Vegas.



Latest news

Samsung TV

Rumor: Samsung to buy OLED TV panels from LG

09 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung MicroLED TV

First look: Samsung's 110" microLED TV

08 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Sony A80J OLED

Sony announces pricing for A80J OLED and X90J, X80J LCD TVs

07 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Samsung TV Plus

Samsung's TV Plus service launching in India and 9 European countries

07 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Bravia Core

Sony launches Bravia Core with 'highest streaming picture quality'

06 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
LG SP11RA

LG unveils 2021 soundbars including 7.1.4ch SP11RA with Atmos, DTS:X

06 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Apple TV

Next-gen Apple TV may support 120Hz output

06 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |
Fantasian

Apple Arcade gets big expansion with 30+ new & classic games

02 Apr 2021 | Rasmus Larsen |