Sharp Unveils World’s First Super Hi-Vision HDTV

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    Sharp and NHK are showing off the world’s first Super Hi-Vision display, pointing the way to a future where high definition TV will be many times sharper than the HDTV we’re familiar with today.

    This 85-inch prototype screen was jointly developed by Sharp Corporation and Japan Broadcasting Corporation (NHK), finally creating a monitor that can display the jaw-dropping ultra-high definition of the Super Hi-Vision format NHK has been working on since 1995.

    How high is this Super Hi-Vision’s definition? To give you an idea, today’s HDTV resolution lets you recognize faces in the crowd, where Super Hi-Vision will allow you to determine whether the pupils in the eyes of one of those faces are dilated.

    By the numbers, according to Sharp, the TV’s resolution is 16 times higher than a conventional HDTV, with a 33-megapixel screen made up of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels. Compare that with the relatively measly 1,920 x 1,080 pixels of the HDTV we are all so fond of, and you’ll agree that we’re in for a treat.[/p]
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  2. Blaze163

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    All well and good but aside from Doctor Who on a Saturday night there's still fuck all on.
     
  3. cwstjdenobs

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    +1. Such a shame a kiddies show is the most high brow thing on telly right now too.

    Still, for the home this is pointless. The majority of people working on the standard say that too. It's meant for truly massive displays outdoors, at stadiums, etc.

    EDIT: Also I will never have a TV bigger than 40 inch in the living room where I live. Even HD at that size brings no benefit to TV shows or films unless you're sat with your nose touching the screen. So you'll end up with another TV that's only an improvement for gaming.
     
  4. cosmiccow

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    True, most TV channels suck major balls. There's not much going on that isn't just dumbing you down.

    But for movies this display would be the shit. Yummy. ;)
     
  5. RupeeClock

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    Nothing will be able to take advantage of that resolution in current regards to data handling, through storage and transfer.

    That resolution is out of the grasp of the public, this sort of footage is what is used in film production, like the reel that is projected in Cinemas. The filesize of those sorts of productions is ludicrous, and currently things like blu-rays and existing television connections could not handle that kind of data

    Still this is an important landmark, we won't be able to make use of this for a very long time, but that time will come in the future
     
  6. Tonitonichopchop

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    I doubt that kind of resolution would make much of a difference on a 40 in. display. Your tv would have to be massive in order to see much of a difference.
     
  7. RupeeClock

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    It's pretty much the same deal as printing paper, if you can print an image in THAT fine of a detail, then under close observation, maybe with a magnifying lens, you'll be able to observe the detail.
     
  8. cosmiccow

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    Yep. Like 85 inch [​IMG]
     
  9. petspaps

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    Damn straight, [​IMG]
     
  10. chris888222

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    You must have a MASSIVE living room to hold this beast.

    Also, I wonder how much will this TV cost... ¥750,000?
     
  11. TwinRetro

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    Awesome. Now I can watch "How It's Made" with such stunning clarity, my eyes will bleed.
     
  12. Jamstruth

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    Doctor Who is NOT a kids show anymore. Its just damned good entertainment (mostly, Curse of the Black SPot was meh and Moffat needs to stop killing Rory)

    As for this display. HOLY CRAP! I've got a 15" full HD screen sitting in front of me right now, it more than satisfies anything I'd ever need. My brother has a monitor which is slightly better than HD in his room that's 22/24" and that's insanely lovely and sharp. How would you ever need anything this high res? And how big would the video files in its native res have to be? [​IMG]
     
  13. Sausage Head

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    woohoo commercials in 9001x9001 pixels
     
  14. TwinRetro

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    No...More like 94.8736001 X 94.8736001 pixels.
     
  15. Cyan

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    I thought they decided that the next resolution will be 4096 x 2160 pixels for D-cinéma 4K and 3840 x 2160 for the TV (THD).

    I guess they skipped that resolution and they went up to 4,320p directly!
    Like RupeeClock said, the challenge now will be storage and broadcast.
     
  16. cwstjdenobs

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    ? It's getting more kiddyish every series. Tennants Doctor made it a bit edgier for a while but it's getting more "kids show the whole family can enjoy" all the time with Matt Smith as the Doctor.
     
  17. Windaga

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    Cannot wait to play Pong on a TV this size.
     
  18. Jamstruth

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    I refer you to a single episode. Love and Monsters. a Tennant episode (Tennant-lite mind) with a monster a kid designed.

    I like the new series, the opening episodes were definitely not kiddish, they were quite dark really.
     
  19. Midna

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    Love and Monsters sucked. Hard.

    Plenty of the eps from Tennant, and a few from Smith have been not altogether kid friendly. If not starkly inappropriate, at least very frightening.

    Edit: I didn't mention Eccleston because his series would terrify any kid.
    Are you my mommy?
     
  20. SamAsh07

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    So the future TVs will be known as Sharp SHV HD 3D TV. Ummm ok .-.