Future television exhibit suggests HD resolutions, with smaller displays

May 31, 2005

HDTV and big screens are almost synonymous and with good reason, those wanting to spend the extra dollars for a HD capable set, often want the virtual real-estate to go with it. But as advances in HD move forward the trickle-down effect works its way into smaller less prominent displays, aka those under 32”.

NHK (Nippon Hoso Kyokai) Japan’s public broadcasting entity, recently discussed high definition capable flat panel displays as small as 26”, whereas today’s typical HDTV is 40” or larger. HD resolution in sets this small was made possible by a joint project between NHK and Pioneer that resulted in smaller pixel pitch. As I‘ve stated before, look for HDTV’s tipping point to come when legacy type display sizes (below 42”) are widely available with HD resolutions, this definitely looks like a step in that direction.

Posted by Bryan Greenway | | Filed Under Display Technology