The creator of the LCD has just unveiled the world’s first 4320p television. I rarely showcase articles that involve news, but this piece of hardware was too cool to pass up.

Referred to as Ultra High Definition Television, Super Hi-Vision is a digital format developed and named by NHK Science and Technical Research Labs of Japan. Their technology sports a massive 33 Megapixel architecture that is 16 times the resolution of a Full HD 1080p system.

Sharp’s massive 85 inch SHV TV

Sharp and NHK just revealed this monster 85 inch set and will be publicly displaying it next week in Tokyo. This LCD set sports a resolution of 7,680 x 4,320 pixels, making your current high definition display seem no longer adequate.

Sharp Hi Vision TV- UHDTV

When will we see this?

It is the hopes of broadcasters to begin transmitting this format in about 10 years from now. This seems like a long time. As someone who worked in the HDTV industry during the first digital switchover, however, I can say they will need all the time they can get.

The good news is that this is beyond the conceptual stage and actually exists. Super Hi-Vision cameras have already been developed and record UHD (ultra high definition) video for use on these devices. Broadcasting tests are scheduled during the 2016 Olympics Game in Tokyo, Japan.

This does beg the question though… does a video that is 16 times the resolution of Blu-Ray require a disc that is half a Terabyte?

You can see this set in action on YouTube courtesy of DigInfo TV.