Ultra HDTV, also known as “Super Hi-Vision” or “Ultra HD”, is an experimental broadcast format proposed by BBC, Japan’s NHK, and Italy’s RAI. The UHDTV format is 16 times larger than the current “Full HDTV” format. At this time, no television is capable of displaying the 7680×4320 pixel Super Hi-Vision signal, though such screens may be available for the 2012 Olympics.
On September 29th, 2010 NHK and BBC recorded a live set by The Charlatans using an Ultra HDTV camera. The massive 24Gb/s Super Hi-Vision signal was transmitted to Japan over the UK’s 40Gb/s education and research network.
Below is a video highlighting the Ultra HDTV event:
About the Author
Andrew Michael is the Founder of Ultra HDTV Magazine. His interest in the technology began in 2008, before the term "Ultra HD" became mainstream. Andrew has contributed numerous articles, and continues to evolve Ultra HDTV into the ultimate Ultra High Definition resource.