High Definition out, 4K2K Ultra Definition in

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The world of technology is evolving at a lightning fast pace! Currently the South African market is getting ready for new range of Smart TV's, having feature filled network and user interaction capabilities.

Soon the consumer will be introduced to a new TV technology called 4K2k, or Ultra High Definition. To explain 4K2K in short, it is 4 times High Definition, meaning 3640 x 2160 pixel image.



This technology was to be kept from the consumer till a later stage when 4K2K sources will be more readily available. Spoiling the party for some major TV brands like Samsung, their hand was forced to unveil its own 4K2K TV as seen in the video below.

Panasonic was one of the first embracing such technology with their 103 and 152 inch Plasma panels and was showcased at this year's CES exhibition.

On the next video's, note the deepness it creates:



Most newly filmed movies is already filmed with 4K2K cameras, but we will not expect any 4K2K movies in the market until middle 2013 as rumors are now. 

This in itself is only a step in the direction the bigger companies of the television world want us to go. The aim of the market movers is to introduce Ultra Definition2, called 8K4K, which will have 7680 x 4320 pixel image. It will have 16 times the resolution of the HDTV you own right now.



Funny enough, first 8K4K 30 min film was already created in 2003.  This is rumored to be introduced to the market in 5 years time, yet Japan and China will enjoy such technology as soon as 2013, most likely to test the market and overall performance before introduding it to European and US markets.

20min Video takes up roughly 4TB uncompressed.

 First TV to be introduced with 8K4K was an 85" LED as seen below:



Although these technologies is still on there way, Holographic TV's is already introducing concepts to the market, but so far failing to capture the enthusiasm of the market as color definition is still its biggest challenge.

Most Home Theatre receivers will be 4K2K ready. The new Yamaha RX-Vx73 range will be 4K2K ready, as well as the new Yamaha Aventage range which will be intoduced later this year.