New Super Hi-Vision Format Has 16x More Pixels Than 1080p HD

You might already be satisfied with the 1080p videos that you’re drooling over every day, but technology is getting ready to wow you again. The BBC and NHK have just completed a live trial broadcast from the UK to Tokyo with Super Hi-Vision, which is capable of pumping out a juicy 7,680 x 4,320 pixel resolution, a good 16 times the number of pixels over our current 1080p videos. Instead of transferring the video over satellite, the Super Hi-Vision broadcast was done over high-speed Internet at a drool-worthy 24Gb/s, so you’ll need a very high resolution display (that isn’t available in the market) and also a super fast Internet connection to make this setup work. NHK is hoping to get Super Hi-Vision ready for use for the 2012 Olympics, so at least there’s some pressure to get all the technology in place before then.

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