Home Tech News Ultra HD - something to look forward to...

Ultra HD – something to look forward to…

I might be dead by the time Ultra HD hits the markets…but it is something to look forward to! In fact, I’m optimistic that we will get there faster than the designers of UHD have announced (could UHD be a good acronym? maybe I should use Ultra HD). The BBC published a story on Sept. 11 announcing a demonstration of the new technology. Ultra HD delivers a whopping 7680×4320 pixel image. That is 16x that of the current HD resolution.

New audio technology was also introduced…using an advanced surround system that incorporates 24 speakers. Is that overkill? I mean, would your head explode if you were really listening to sound from 24 speakers at once?

Well according to Dr. Masaru Kanazawa, of NHK, one of the original designers of HD (which was conceived 40 years ago), this new technology is meant to make people believe that they are actually in the scene. He says “When we designed HDTV 40 years ago our target was to make people feel like they were watching the real object. Our target now is to make people feel that they are in the scene.

Is this the holograph deck coming into fruition?

[Update: “Ultra HD” (and UHD) came to be the term used for 4k TVs with 2160p resolution, not 4320p as described above. That technology is still too way out of reach for consumers.]

HD Report provides news, commentary, and information about home entertainment media and technology. HD Report has been a Google News partner since 2006, and can also be found on Twitter, Apple News, Facebook, and Microsoft's Bing News.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here


4k TV Deals

Hot Blu-rays!

1-Month Free!

New Articles

New Blu-ray Releases Today, April 20, 2021

Here's what's new on Blu-ray Disc today. Criterion Collection has restored Bong Joon Ho’s Memories of Murder (2003) in digital 4k for release on 1080p...

Minari (2020) Blu-ray, DVD & Digital Release Dates

A24's Minari (2020) will be releasing to Blu-ray, DVD, Digital on May 18, 2021. The 6x Oscar-nominated film (including Best Picture and Best Actor)...

We’re Excited About These Upcoming Blu-ray Releases

Like vinyl records and CDs, physical media is becoming a sort of niche market. But, we're hoping Blu-rays and Ultra HD Blu-rays are here...

Star Trek: Discovery & Star Trek: Picard stream in Dolby Vision HDR

Did you know you can watch Star Trek: Discovery and Star Trek: Picard in Dolby Vision HDR? It's true! But that doesn't mean the series...

New Pre-Orders!

Support Us!