Sharp’s stand at IFA 2011 was a fairly quiet affair, but also arguably held the show’s most impressive bit of kit. In a world first, Sharp have revealed a prototype 8K4K screen.
It’s the most detailed display we’ve ever seen. To put it in perspective, a Full HD TV running at 1080p uses 2,073,600 pixels. Sharps monster uses an astounding 32,000,000 pixels.
It basically means that whether you’re you’re ten feet away or ten inches from the screen, you’re still viewing an image with unparalleled clarity.
If you’re interested in grabbing one, you’ll have plenty of time to start saving; Japanese broadcasters NHK (the first to experiment with shooting 8K4K footage) aren’t expecting to make this sort of super high-def broadcast mainstream until the year 2025. Still, after seeing this screen, every other TV looks very average indeed.
Hit the video above to take a look.