Now that HDTV is becoming quite the buzzword, it is time to start looking for something newer, shinier and prettier. How about UltraHD, a new technology developed by Japan’s NHK’s (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) Science and Technical Research Laboratories that makes today’s HDTV look like something out of the 1920s. It is sixteen times the quality of today’s HDTV.
A Super Hi-Vision (SHV) picture is made up of 4,320 horizontal picture lines and 7,680 vertical lines. That’s four times the horizontal and vertical resolution of current HDTV
While it isn’t likely to show up at Best Buy anytime soon — they are still working on chips, sensors and other details — it does give you a chance to see where it will all eventually go. Japan was one of the early adopters of HDTV and now we are seeing the same technology being sold everywhere in the U.S., with television networks broadcasting HD shows.