CEA Releases New Report on State of the Ultra HD TVs
The standard High Definition TV has been there for some time now and what was needed is something new to spice up the segment once again. Unfortunately, 3D TV failed to provide the much needed spark though manufacturers are banking heavily on the Ultra HD capable 4K TVs to deliver that. However, with the new 4K TVs, it is the case of the final product emerging faster than the consumer’s ability to absorb the technology.
“Ultra HD promises to be the next big video product driving change in content, cameras, security, retailing, displays and even audio. It will drive growth across the entire consumer technology ecosystem,” said the Consumer Electronics Associatin in its latest report – Ultra High-Definition: State of the Industry.
4K TVs provide four times the number of pixels than standard HD tv and hence its naming. What this means is that the TVs boasts of 8 million pixels and should have a pixel density of at least 3,840 x 2,160 pixels for it to be deemed as Ultra HD capable. However, while that many pixels make for a stunning display quality, the one thing that is hampering the growth of the segment is the lack of adequate to watch on the TVs.
At present, all 4K TVs reaching the market depend on up-scaling technology that takes as input content in High Definition format and digitally enhances it to Ultra High Definition quality. Having said that, active efforts are already on towards producing native 4K content which involves shooting the images using 4k capable cameras in Ultra HD format. This again will give rise to a new line of 4K capable cameras. Similarly, research is also underway to have a suitable medium to store the 4K content which typically weigh more than 100 GB, far more than the current Blu-Ray disks are capable of.