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4K resolution hardware will officially be called ultra HD

The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) has announced the official name for the next generation 4K high-definition display technology: "Ultra High-Definition" or "Ultra HD." According to the CEA, the name is intended to infer the new format's superiority over conventional HDTV.

The CEA Board of Industry Leaders voted unanimously this week to recommend the previously mentioned names for the new next-generation HD resolution. Along with agreeing on a name, the CEA also outlined minimal performance characteristics to help consumers and retailers understand the benefit of the new technology set to begin rolling out this fall.

“Ultra HD is the next natural step forward in display technologies, offering consumers an incredibly immersive viewing experience with outstanding new levels of picture quality,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO, CEA. “This new terminology and the recommended attributes will help consumers navigate the marketplace to find the TV that best meets their needs.”

The core characteristics that the CEA agreed on include a minimum display resolution of at least 8 million active pixels with at least 3840 pixels horizontal and at least 2160 vertical pixels.

To meet the minimum needs the display will have to have an aspect ratio of at least 16 x 9. Devices meeting the specifications will also be required to have at least one digital input capable of carrying and presenting native 4K format video at 3840 x 2160 resolution without relying on upconverting.


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RE: PC Monitors
By Digimonkey on 10/19/2012 10:02:54 AM , Rating: 2
it looks like Microsoft has really screwed up on the 720. We already know the GPU in the 720 is equivalent to a $50 GPU you can buy NOW.

Your source for this information is where?

RE: PC Monitors
By Kefner on 10/19/2012 10:23:55 AM , Rating: 2
I could have sworn I heard the new Xbox was going to support 4K and multiple screens. For the life of me I don't remember where I read that, but will look for it when I get home this evening (at work now, don't have time to search), unless someone here has seen it and can link to it.

RE: PC Monitors
By Milliamp on 10/19/2012 12:10:27 PM , Rating: 2
I think multiple screens is a really good idea. They could make a cheaper version that supports 1 screen and split screen and a more expensive version that supports 2 player games on 2 full sized screens.

They can't boost the hardware specs in a refresh but they could probably add support for a 2nd display.

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