Ultra High-Definition becomes the official term for 4K displays

The Consumer Electronics Association has officially named 4K technology “Ultra High-Definition”, after a unanimous vote.

The decision was made to make it more obvious to consumers what 4K technology means. The CEA has also laid out the criteria to be met in order for a display to carry the Ultra High-Definition or Ultra HD tag. 

Displays must have at least eight million active pixels, have an aspect ratio of 16 x 9 and a resolution of at least 3840 x 2160 pixels. Ultra HD televisions and displays must also have at least one digital input capable of presenting this resolution without up converting it.

Ultra HD, or 4K, has four times the resolution of current HD televisions. Some manufacturers have already begun showcasing their Ultra HD displays, LG to name but one.

However, the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas early next year should see a number of Ultra High-Definition televisions unveiled. So get used to the moniker now.



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