Sharp and NHK Successfully Develop 85-Inch Direct-View Super HV LCD
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Sharp Corporation said today it has jointly developed with NHK (Japan Broadcasting Corporation) an 85-inch LCD compatible with Super Hi-Vision, a next-generation television broadcast format. Sharp said this is a world first for a direct-view display.
NHK began R&D into Super Hi-Vision, which has dramatically higher resolution than current HDTV, in 1995 and aims to begin trial broadcasts in 2020. With approximately 33 megapixels (7,680 [H] x 4,320 [V] pixels), or 16 times the resolution of HDTV, Super Hi-Vision will offer powerful, life-like image reproduction.
Under the joint development, Sharp’s UV2A (Ultraviolet induced multi-domain Vertical Alignment) LCD technology was used to create for the first time in the world a direct-view LCD compatible with the unprecedentedly high display performance of Super Hi-Vision.
The combination of the Sharp technology and NHK’s expertise and know-how in Super Hi-Vision will make possible ultradetailed, super-high-quality images.
The "incredibly detailed images on the giant screen will immerse the viewer in a virtual-reality-like experience," Sharp said adding that this LCD will be shown to the public at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo from May 26 to 29, 2011.
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