33 megapixel Super Hi-Vision (Ultra HDTV) could be on the air in 2015
Whether you choose to believe it or not, at least the committee is smart enough to plan the specs ahead of today’s technology. As Kurzwell and Vinge have perdicted, technology now changes so fast that if you’re building something with more than a 9 month release cycle, you need to plan to use components that don’t yet exist. It seems Apple is pretty good at that trick.
The bad news is I’ll have to replace the Kuro, not to mention all those BDs… 🙁
The high-definition pride of your living room may not want to hear it, but it looks like ultra high-definition TV (or UHDTV) has now taken another step towards reality. While shop-floor products remain years away, experts in the ITU Study Group on Broadcasting Service have made several agreements on technical standards for your (next?) next TV purchase. Increasing pixel count in future sets is also expected to improve viewing angles on glasses-free 3D, which needs more dots to work its lenticular magic. 33 megapixels sounds like it should be enough to work with.