Japan wants to introduce Ultra HDTV by 2015
Of course this won't happen by then. Just take a look at the history of HDTV which was first announced by the Japanese in 1968. We won't see Super HDTV in NA until sometime past 2030 (long after I am retired). But I am curious as to who would be able to fit 24 speakers into their home.
"1080p and QuadHD / 4K can take a step back, the Japanese government has announced plans to bring Super Hi-Vision (a.k.a. Ultra High Definition) to life as a broadcast standard by 2015. With its 33 megapixel (7,680 x 4,320) resolution and 22.2 channel surround sound, challenges so far have included building a camera that can record it, and equipment to transfer the 24Gbps uncompressed stream. Fortunately, some forward thinker in Japan's Internal Affairs and Communications Ministry -- that we are strongly considering as a write in candidate for the presidential elections -- is beginning a joint project with private companies to make this happen, beginning with a research investment of about $2.7 million this year alone. "