DigInfo | World’s first 8K Ultra HD display

May 21, 2011

DigInfo | The world’s first ultra high definition-capable LCD display has been announced by Sharp and NHK. This 85″ LCD experimental display has a resolution of 33 megapixels (7,680 x 4,320 pixels) — 16 times the resolution of HDTV — allowing for detailed, high-quality images.

In the past, the only way to show a ultra high definition video (UHDV) broadcast at full resolution was by using a projector. Sharp’s UV2A LCD technology allows for an unprecedented level of precision when controlling the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in an LCD structure, Sharp claims.

The display supports 10-bit color depth for each channel as well as refresh rate of 60Hz. NHK plans trial broadcasts in 2020 in the proposed UHDV format.

The device will be unveiled at NHK’s Science and Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo on May 26 to 29.

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