NHK's 8K Gold

Before the world has fully adopted high-def, NHK is pushing the barriers even further. Not even happy going to 4K, Japanese manufacturer NHK is showing a prototype system with 8K resolution. For those of you doing the math, that's 7,680 x 4,320 pixels - 16 times more detail than current consumer displays. In order to show off its capabilities, they also had to develop an 8K camera, hard drive recorder and an optical transmission system for this 300-inch screen.

Two LCoS projectors with a combined 8,000 lumen brightness and a massive 6.6m x 3.7m 300-inch projection screen are backed by a 22.2-channel sound system, complete with two subwoofers and speakers placed in three tiers to complement the massive screen.

Fig01 The Super Hi-vision system is on display at CommunicAsia, and will be used in the Kyushu National Museum in Japan.

Start redesigning your home theater. You might have to move a couch or two to make room for this one, but I'm sure it's worth it. -Leslie Shapiro