Sharp to Flaunt Super Hi-Vision HDTV

Hankering for an HDTV with 16 times the total resolution of 1080p, currently the consumer TV industry's gold standard? Sharp offers for your consideration the Super Hi-Vision set, currently in prototype.

Resolution of the 85-inch panel is 7680 by 4320 pixels, definitely an increase over the 1920 by 1080 pixels available in today's best sets at the consumer retail level. That's 103 pixels per inch, versus the 36 pixels per inch of a 60-inch 1080p set, or 33 megapixels, versus the 2 megapixels of current HDTV.

NHK, the Japanese broadcast authority, began R&D on this project in 1995 and hopes to begin trial broadcasts in 2020.

The prototype will be shown at NHK's labs from May 26 to 29.

See press release. Video and stills available at DigInfo.