I think this is a good move. It is always good to have standardization. Otherwise, you will have lot of issues with different manufacturers creating different things for the same thing. Does this mean the U.S. also agree's to this standard? In the article, Japan was pushing for it but i don't see any mention of the U.S. unless the International Telecommunications Union is based in the U.S.??
Either way, it is a good move. One standard and everybody agrees. Good for the end consumer.
You know, this is great an all... but current HDTV broadcasts aren't even in 1080p... their quality is (at times) so compressed it's awful. If they don't have the ability to deliver full 1080p... how in the are they going to push through something 16X greater?
The only content that is 1080P right now is blu-ray. I believe ESPN is gearing up for 1080p in the future when they dump the 3D channel. No word on if anyone is going to be able to carry it yet. I'm sure DirecTV will though.
I think it will still be several years before anyone else updates to it though. They all just spent millions on the 720p/1080i upgrade.
16k... Maybe this would be used in Movie theaters to try and bring back the viewers? It is nice to have a standard but as others have said 1080p is not even used by all the carriers and when it is it is very compressed. How would they ever broadcast this without completely redoing the infrastructure of broadcast tv? Could the DVD format even handle this?
Man, this is getting out of hand. The highest somewhat common resolution these days is 4k and it typically looks great even on 40 ft screens. Is there any evidence that people would notice an improvement in going higher? I know these guys want to keep pushing technology but at some point shouldn't they focus on something more useful?