While we’re still many years away from having 8K4K displays in our living rooms, that doesn’t stop companies from testing out the broadcasting of suitable content. Japan’s national public broadcasting organization, NHK has announced that it is ready to test its Ultra HD broadcasting capabilities in public.
NHK will be holding some public screenings of some events at the London Olympics (2012) in Ultra HD resolution – that’s 7,680×4,320 pixels for you. In addition to super high resolution visuals, sound can be heard as 22.2 channel audio as well. I wonder what the experience is going to be like. The broadcasts won’t only be held in Japan but will be transmitted to the UK and the US as well. No details about when the broadcasts will be held have been revealed yet, but if things go well, we’ll be one step closer to having ultra HD content in our homes.