World's First Ultra High Definition LCD Display
On the 15th of May, Sharp in collaboration with NHK unveiled the world's first Ultra High Definition-capable LCD display.
This 85" LCD display has a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, which is equivalent to 16 times the resolution of HDTV, allowing for the display of incredibly detailed, high-quality images.
In the past the only way to show the Ultra High Definition broadcast at full resolution was using a projector, but due to Sharp's UV2A LCD technology, which allows for an unprecedented level of precision when controlling the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in an LCD structure, Sharp have been able to create a flawless 33megapixel display.
By using Sharp's Aquos technology as well as video processing technology first shown in Sharp's Multi-Screen Display system released in June 2010, the display supports 10-bit color depth for each channel as well as refresh rate of 60Hz.
NHK are working to begin trial broadcasts of this next generation broadcast format in the year 2020.
This 85" Ultra High Definition display will be shown to the public for the first time at NHK's Science and Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo from the 26th to the 29th of May, 2011.