4K resolution TV – challenges ahead

The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas was buzzing with talk about ultra-high-definition or “4K”-resolution television technology. Though 4K resolutions represent the next step in high-definition video, standards for the format have not been defined and no one has answered the question of how to efficiently and cost-effectively distribute video, with its massive file footprint. Serious challenges in distribution will have to be overcome if it’s going to take off – and a new optical format to succeed Blu-ray may even be needed. For a detailed evaluation of the technology and distribution issues by Craig Wilson see http://www.techcentral.co.za/the-trouble-with-4k-tv/37344/