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by Mike Zazaian October 4, 2006 - 12:59pm, No Comments

Visitors at the Ceatec consumer electronics show gawk at Sharp's new hi-def screen

Electronics company Sharp is developing a new HD screen that boasts an enormous 8.84 million pixels, quadrupling the quality of the current 1080p hi-def standard.

The 64-inch screen sports an unprecedented 4096×2160 pixel resolution, doubling the vertical and horizontal pixel count of conventional Hi-Def screens of the same size. In addition to its accomplishment of 8.84 million pixels the screen will also be able to divide into four sections, displaying up to four streams of high-definition video at once.

According to a Sharp representative, the screens will will be targeted at film and television producers as well as medical researchers. Sharp has another HD technology, also in the development phase, that offers a 1-million-to-1 contrast ratio. By comparison, typical HD screens offer a contrast ratio of only 1,200-to-1.

Sharp’s 8.84 million pixel screen is currently on display at the Ceatec consumer technology trade show in Makuhari, Japan, where it is being touted as one of the most popular attractions.

[via cnet]