On May 19th 2011, Sharp unveiled its 85-inch Ultra HDTV prototype, which sports a 33 MegaPixel (7,680 x 4,320) screen at 103 pixels-per-inch. This screen is over 16 times sharper than traditional 1920×1080 HDTV’s.
Sharp’s new Ultra HDTV utilizes UV2A technology – Ultraviolet induced multi-domain Vertical Alignment, which precisely manipulates the alignment of liquid crystal molecules in the LCD panel.
NHK is continuing to develop the Super Hi-Vision broadcast format; however, it is not expected to reach the market until 2020, when NHK starts trial broadcasts.
There is some speculation that an Ultra HDTV demonstration will occur during the 2012 Olympic Games.
There is no information on how much this Sharp prototype costs.
This Sharp Ultra HDTV prototype is going to demo at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo from May 26th to 29th, 2011.
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