My husband and I bought our first full-HD (1080P) TV set this weekend. Despite living in Silicon Valley and being immersed in technology, we’re not exactly early adopters. But we needed a new TV quickly (before the Sunday Giants game), so we made a fast shopping trip on Saturday and ended up with 1080P model. Personally, I see no difference between the 720P and 1080P resolutions in the 32-inch diagonal size we were in the market for, but my husband wanted “better” resolution, so we went for it.
He’s happy with our new HDTV. So I don’t really have the heart to tell him that we’re about to fall behind the technology curve once again, because LG and Sony are both going to ship televisions with resolutions of 3840 by 2160 pixels in time for the holiday season. They had both been calling this resolution “4K”, but last week that moniker became dated when the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA) voted to tag this next generation of displays “Ultra High Definition”, or “UltraHD.” The CEA also announced that it expects to see a lot of product introductions in this resolution at the January 2013 Consumer Electronics Show.
read the complete article @ UltraHD, the TV Technology Formerly Known as 4K, Gets Ready To Hit Store Shelves – IEEE Spectrum.