JVC 8K4K chip
New TV system moves a step closer with 8192x4320-pixel image chip

It's just under a year since we brought you news of the work being done by Japanese broadcaster NHK to prepare for Super Hi-Vision TV, offering many times the resolution of current HD TV systems.

Now JVC has announced the development of its latest projector chip, offering more than 17 times the resolution of current Full HD systems, and forming the final link in the Super Hi-Vision broadcast/viewing chain.

The 1.75in 8K4K D-ILA chip is claimed to be the world's first single display device able to handle Super Hi-Vision. It offers a resolution of 35 megapixels – 8192x4320 pixels, against 1920x1080 for current HD TV systems – meaning the 7680x4320-pixel resolution of Super Hi-Vision is well within its capabilities.

The new system is four times the resolution of the 4K2K digital cinema standard already available in JVC's DLA-SH4K pro-use projector.

As well as being used for Super Hi-Vision, JVC says the chip will play a part in the development of what the company calls "the ultimate in imaging technology: ultra-realistic 3D displays."

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And this amazing picture quality is going to need a sound system to match. NHK is currently considering 22.2-channel capability.