UHDTV Resolutions Defined By ITU, Recommendation Includes 4K And 8K


A new outline recommendation has been announced by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) which will produce a whole new television broadcast environment with the arrival of “Ultra High Definition Television” (UHDTV). ITU has established the standard in partnership with TV industry specialists and other experts from broadcasting organizations.

The ITU recommendation includes technical details for both 4K (3840 x 2160) and 8K (7680 x 4320) screens. Anyway, it looks like both resolutions will be labeled as UHDTV. The situation is comparable to how HD 720p TVs have been sold (before the full HD 1080p sets appeared on the market).

There are two steps of UHDTV quality standards which are comparable to the step from standard definition television to HDTV. Nowadays, HDTV pictures have around 1-2 megapixels which is OK, but the UHDTV picture levels are much higher than that. The first level has around 8 megapixels (3840 x 2160 system) and the second level has around 32 megapixels (7680 x 4320 system). These levels are also called the 4K and 8K UHDTV systems.

The image quality of UHDTV is outstanding and features enhanced color fidelity and also options in case the user wants a higher number of pictures per second. Lets get this straight, there is no comparison between this new technology and the television systems of today. It’s true, the technology won’t be implemented in the near future because a lot of work needs to be done in order to see the systems in our homes, but it will come eventually and when it does, a new age of television will begin, age that will bring unseen levels of realism and viewer enjoyment.

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