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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.