HD, 3D, etc. Forget Them!
New TV screens that are fifteen times sharper will mean the pictures are as clear as real life.
Four Times As Many Pixels
Whereas current HD sets have two million pixels, UHD screens have eight million!
An 84inch Sony UHD (Ultra-High Definition) television currently costs $37,000.00
But prices are likely to fall very quickly.
When flatscreens were first launched in 1997, a 42" TV cost around $15,000, but now you can pick up an equivalent model for around $500 which is just 3% of the original asking price.
And because the quality is so good experts predict the sets will revolutionize viewing within a few short years.
Ultra HD TVs like this massive 84 inch LG model boast astonishing picture clarity with images that are said to be four times sharper than current high definition TVs
3D TV’s Flopped!
A few years ago, TV companies thought they’d found their holy grail with 3D TVs, but they were an expensive flop.
If you go into a big TV store today, you’ll find plenty of TVs that offer 3D but the idea of wearing silly glasses in your living room never took off.
Millions of people presently watch ‘high definition’, or 1080HD, television and the picture on such a screen is made up of around two million pixels.
Well two million pixels might sound like a huge number, but in this day and age it’s simply not that impressive.
Consider if you will that TV screens have been getting bigger over the years, and that many people now have 50" screens in ordinary homes.
Which means that the relatively small number of HDTV pixels results in pictures that aren’t as clear as the original sellers of high-definition promised.
Real Life On TV
Ultra High Definition stops television looking like television, because it just looks like real life, it’s as though the screen were not there and you were simply looking through an open window at the scene.
The Best Way To Watch UHDTV
The UHDTV works best if you get so close that the image fills your whole field of vision because that way, it’s all you can see, and that’s a much more immersive way of watching it.
When we watch TV at the moment, we still have to suspend our disbelief, in the sense that we know we are looking at a television.
But UHD will change that, because it will make it more difficult to differentiate TV from reality.
After The Price, Another Problem
If you were to buy a UHD set today, there would be little or no ultra-high-definition programs to watch on it.
Sure, your new TV would convert the standard HD signal into something sharper and more impressive, but it wouldn’t be an ultra-high-definition picture.
Another Two Years Maybe – But Success Is Almost Guaranteed
It’s believed that the Hollywood studios are busy getting big movies ready for UHD formats, but it’s unlikely there’ll be any UHD programming on TV for at least two years and perhaps longer.
But the problems will get solved.
Because TV manufacturers desperately need UHD to work!
Sharp made a loss of $.4 billion last year, and warned investors that the future of the company could be in ‘material doubt’.
Meanwhile, Sony has only just returned to profit after five loss-making years.
Somewhat incredibly, Sony makes more money from its life-insurance business than it does from selling TVs.
And Hollywood wants it to take off, too, so it can sell us all those movies we’ve bought on video, then DVD, then Blu-Ray.