The Consumer Electronics Association has just approved of the new naming scheme for 4,000 resolution screens — higher than the 1080p that we call “HD”. in comparison to the 2160p of the new policy. So what will 4k be called? Ultra High-Definition , or Ultra HD for short. In order for manufacturers to use the label on their products, they have to meet CEA’s requirements: products to have at least one input capable of transmitting native 4K video at 3840 x 2160 resolution without upconverting. Screens will have to have eight million active pixels, with at least 3,840 horizontal pixels and 2,160 vertical pixels at minimum.
This is fantastic news for higher-quality video, because as with HD, it forced the rest of the industry to progress, and create faster networks capable of using the HD standard. With Ultra HD, we’re just all making that extra little (ultra HD) push. Most likely Ultra HD technology will be widely demonstrated for the first time at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, on January 8-11.