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Ultra Hi Definition TV!

Discussion in 'TVs' started by Suave, Aug 4, 2004.

  1. Suave

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    :eek: Hi all,

    Apparently, in Japan, TV companies and broadcasters are now trying out trials with something called ULTRA HIGH DEFINITION TV as they feel 'normal' High Definition standard is already out of date. It is supposedly as superior to existing high definition as present high definition is to normal tv. It must be out of this world. Has anybody heard anymore about it? It is so sad that we in the UK will have to probably wait at least another 10 years before we even get normal high definition TV and Japan already has the next generation = wonder where they will be when in 10 years time we adopt technology that is 20 years out of date?

    Suave!
     
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    From what I have read the technology is aimed at large external screens with surround sound for mass viewing not a domestic setting. Even for a technologically advanced country like Japan this sort of display for domestic use is a decade away and would probably require a whole new tehnology for the display panels.

    HD from SKY in two years, BBC follow suit a year later on Dsat, HD comes to DTT in 2012 and adopted by the main broadcasters.
    Maybe:)
     
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    Current broadcasting technology, storage capacity and processing power means that such technology will be confined to specialists outlets as Starburst said, certainly for the next decade at least.
     
  4. Suave

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    Hi Again..

    Seems you guys are right.. we estimate a decade, but when you count all the delays etc we have come to expect in this country, I reckon, Normal HDTV will not be with us for about 15 to 20 years..what a shame.. why is it we pay the most for our gear, are a leading technology research country, worlds 4th largest economy and we play chase to the rest of the developed world? I saw a demonstration of "normal HDTV" in the USA a few years back and I was astonished - the picture had incredible depth to it with amazing detail..by the way, whatever happened to 3D TV? Anyone know?
     
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    Not to separate fly**** from pepper but, err, 4th largest economy?

    1. USA ($10.4 billion)
    2. China
    3. Japan
    4. India
    ...
    7. United Kingdom ($1.5 billion)



    Per capita:

    1. Luxembourg ($55,100)
    2. USA ($37,800)
    ...
    19. United Kingdom ($27,700)


    I have no idea what drives technology pickup with the people, but the Japanese seems to always get something first. It then develops into an obsession, only to end up being either thrown away or it spirals down to normal levels. I guess it ends up having to do how obsessed a bunch of people are with gadgets.
     
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    As others have stated, Sky are starting HD broadcasts in 2006. Hopefully the BBC won't be too far behind.

    Steve
     
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    The above is true, but if go by the money spent on consumer electronics each year, we (the UK) are the 3rd highest spending country in the world for, behind the US in first and Japan in 2nd.
     
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    er...

    I think a very long long way away...
     
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    .....or perhaps not!!
    http://www.physorg.com/news785.html

    Stoomonster's thread about the above storage media makes for an interesting read.

    If the figures are correct, one 3.5 inch disk would be able to store over 500 minutes of UHDTV!

    Now all we need is the hardware to play it ;-)
     

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