Get ready for TV-envy.
The next big (and I use this word advisedly) thing in TV is slowly making its way out there.LG has launched their 84-inch
This is about 4 times the resolution of the sets that currently grace most of our homes.
It was just the other day that I was wondering when our 1920x 1080 resolution will become obsolete. One can't very well have an 80-inch TV and sit 10-15 feet away from it - the image appears grainy and pixellated. Apparently many(?) hi-def Blu-ray disks and other media will soon be available for this resolution. No talk of when TV broadcasts might come in at this format. It is my guess that we'll be seeing this streamed over broadband long before it will be available in traditional formats (cable or over-the-air). If you didn't know it, YouTube already (since 2010) allows uploading video with higher than 1080 resolution to a select groups of registered users.
There is also talk of a 4k standard, which is very close to this.
Some company in California has also just demonstrated the viability of UDTV (Ultra Definition TV), which is 16 times the resolution of our standard HDTV sets. But rest assured, it is still a little way off. Fortunately jerry won't have to upgrade that bog old screen he has at Cowboys Stadium, since he doesn't have to keep up with the Joneses, but we'll have similar resolution right in our houses.
Oh, and in case you wondered about the lady in the picture above. She's part of the "white glove" service. The 4-way remote
(standard, scroll wheel, gesture sensing, and a 2D-to-3D conversion button) on this TV is so complex that they send a trained operator to houses without teenagers to interact with the TV and its 1,200 apps on behalf of older folks.