All Japan news develops sharpest ever TV

7 years ago by in All Japan news Archives

Photo by Yoshikazu Takada

Tech maker Sharp and All Japan news’s national broadcaster NHK presented the first LCD screen that they say has a 16 times sharper image than the current high-definition HDTV standard.

The new Super Hi-Vision technology allows for “incredibly detailed images on the giant screen” that “will immerse the viewer in a virtual-reality-like experience,” the two companies claim.

The technology, which is also known as Ultra High Definition, allows for image quality that was so far available only by using a projector.

The product was first developed in 1995, but NHK now hopes to start national broadcast tests with the new technology by 2020.

The new display has a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 points, which is 16 times sharper than current technology. [CNNGo, Ubergizmo, Press release]