The Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) have released an update to the Ultra-High Definition Display Characteristics for the 4k producers in the United States. The characteristics are a voluntary guideline until UHD comes a bit more accessible, but are now including the following minimum performance attributes:
· Display Resolution – Has at least eight million active pixels, with at least 3840 horizontally and at least 2160 vertically.
· Aspect Ratio – Has a width to height ratio of the display’s native resolution of 16:9 or wider.
· Upconversion – Is capable of upscaling HD video and displaying it at Ultra High-Definition resolution.
· Digital Input – Has one or more HDMI inputs supporting at least 3840x2160 native content resolution at 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second. At least one of the 3840x2160 HDMI inputs shall support HDCP revision 2.2 or equivalent content protection.
· Colorimetry – Processes 2160p video inputs encoded according to ITU-R BT.709 color space and may support wider colorimetry standards.
· Bit Depth – Has a minimum color bit depth of eight bits.
CEA are also working with its members to produce a UHD logo to assist consumers when identifying products to buy and will be made available for manufacturers for packaging and materials. This is again expected ot be released this year.
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DTG Staff | 25.06.2014