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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.

Source: CE.org



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RE: PC Monitors
By BZDTemp on 10/19/2012 4:36:22 PM , Rating: 2
There is a chance the next gen. consoles will offer 4K. Though the current ones may be able to display 1080p but most games run lower res and are then upscaled so even if 4K is supported it may be more in name than in actual real resolution.

Anyway I'm so hoping this will mean 4K monitors in 30" size or there about.

Considering I had a 21"(20" viewable) monitor giving me 2048x1536 over a decade ago and that 30" 2560x1600* has been the max for some years now it is high time we see an real improvement.

* Not counting the specialist monitors that cost $10,00 and more.


RE: PC Monitors
By BansheeX on 10/19/2012 4:58:15 PM , Rating: 2
What's ridiculous about your comment or the desire for 4k gaming in general, is that 1080p games don't look like 1080p recordings of reality. That tells you that resolution isn't the problem, it's polygons and physics. We're still a long way away from games looking real and driving the resolution higher is simply going to take horsepower away from where it should be going.

Oh and I'll take a 1080p OLED over a 4k LCD any day of the week no hesitation. This is just like the 3D novelty all over again. To hell with LCD, we need a real improvement in display quality.


RE: PC Monitors
By BZDTemp on 10/20/2012 1:51:06 PM , Rating: 2
I think you need to cool down a bit.

When asking for 4K in way I suggested that other improvements are also desirable. In fact I actually raised the subject that 4K support could be in name only with regards to the new consoles.

As for you 1080p OLED over a 4K LCD then all I can say you should wait till the choice is possible before making up your mind. Right now your statement is just meaningless name dropping.


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