Sharp Corp. has displayed a 64-inch LCD panel achieving 4096 x 2160, so-called "4K x 2K" resolution.
According to the company, this is the "industry's first" direct viewing display panel that ever realizes the 4K x 2K resolution. Its total pixel count reaches 8.84 megapixels, about four times higher than "full HD" resolution. "We developed this LCD panel focusing on the upcoming 'super HDTV' generation," said a company spokesperson. Its commercialization has not been scheduled yet.
The prototype's contrast ratio is 2,000:1 and gradient extends to 10 bits. Sharp, however, has specified little about other details. The panel is Sharp's "ASV" LCD using equivalent technology as used for the existing product. As issues that required efforts, Sharp cited "the panel's productivity (yield) and drive circuit that handles a four-times-higher frequency than the full HD panel's."