: Japan wants to introduce Ultra HDTV by 2015

2008-01-14, 02:41 PM
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. "

Arthur Dent
2008-01-14, 03:09 PM
They were also supposed to have household robots some time in the 20th century. :)

2008-01-14, 03:27 PM
The dream lives on...and on...and on... ;)

March, 2005 post (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=180773&postcount=9)
November, 2005 thread (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=32907&highlight=7680)
September, 2006 thread (http://www.digitalhome.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=48136)

2008-01-14, 10:11 PM
Oh yeah, I'm dying to sit five feet away from my TV, just so my eyes can resolve the difference between 1080p and 4K or whatever. :rolleyes:


2008-01-14, 11:08 PM
And in further news today on Jan 14, 2015 - the CRTC announces once again that Canada will continue with analog OTA broadcasting until 2018 which means HD OTA channels will continue at ridiculously low power and Global will still not commission its OTA HD transmitter until...

2008-01-14, 11:50 PM
Good one Wayne. that is so true

2008-01-15, 04:16 PM
To funny.