4K TVs are the next generation in ultra-high definition quality. They offer four times the resolution of standard high definition (HD) and offer a fully immersive experience.
4K: Superyacht super TV
Even the humble TV is getting a superyacht upgrade. Many people are unaware that such incredible technology is available or feasible, whereas others have more outlandish ideas of what they are looking for from their AV solutions. As technology continues to progress, 4K and 8K televisions will be the next big thing on everyone’s wish list, offering the highest resolution television experience possible.
4K TVs are the next generation in ultra-high definition quality. They offer four times the resolution of standard high definition (HD) and offer a fully immersive experience. Home (or superyacht) viewing is much closer to what the film makers wanted it to look like and it brings us true, glasses free 3D TV. Even without 3D, the ultra-high definition images are 16-times sharper than those on a normal television.
As well as voice activation and motion controls (meaning an end to searching for the remote control), 4K televisions can also offer two separate full HD pictures, without the need to split screens. This is ideal for gaming, with each person watching independently through light and easy to wear glasses.
With such advanced technology, only a few broadcasters can currently take advantage of its full potential because as programs must be recorded in 4K, but many are already moving over to shoot new footage in this format.
Sony appears to be leading the way in the west with their new X series of 4K TVs and Japan is hoping to become the first country in the world to introduce 4K broadcasting nationally, with an ambitious target date of July 2014. Interestingly, YouTube already supports 4K video footage if the graphics card in your PC can handle it, most digital cameras take still shots in at least 4K resolution and Netflix has declared that it intends to have 4K streaming via the Internet within two years.
While the rest of the world is still messing around with 4K, Japan’s NHK public broadcasting service aims to carry out its first trials of 8K resolution in 2016, with an eye to having the infrastructure in place to start broadcasting to the entire country in time for the 2020 Olympics.
This is technology of the future in which images are rendered more realistic and lifelike than ever before, giving the impression of experiencing the action in real time.