We’ve already expressed our views on 3-D display technology. While it’s certainly done well for the movie industry, the technology just isn’t advanced enough to make it into most people’s living rooms.
But what if we could enhance 2-D displays to a level where they resemble a three-dimensional environment?
That’s exactly what the BBC might help create for us in the future.
The BBC – along with Olympic Broadcast Services and Japanese public broadcaster, NHK – is testing a new ultra high-definition television format during the Olympic games.
It’s called Super Hi Vision, and it boasts 16 times the resolution of today’s high-definition TVs and offers 22.2 multi-channel surround sound.
According to Reuters’ Matt Cowan, “While Super Hi Vision is 2-D rather than 3-D, it presents images in such clarity and sound in such an immersive manner that it’s almost like being there… This is a vision of the future that is still some way off, but the BBC and NHK say they’re encouraged with the public response… and will be pursuing the technology further.”