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.