CEA makes Ultra HD guideline updates

US technology trade organisation, the Consumer Electronics Association (CEA), has updated the core characteristics for Ultra High-Definition (UHD) TVs, monitors and projectors for the home. 

The expanded characteristics – voluntary guidelines that are due to take effect in September 2014 – are designed to address various attributes of picture quality and help move toward interoperability, while providing clarity for consumers and retailers.

The guidelines relate to display resolution, aspect ration, up-scaling HD video, digital input, colour processing and bit depth.

“Ultra High-Definition TV is the next revolution in home display technology, offering consumers an incredibly immersive viewing experience with outstanding new levels of picture quality. These updated attributes will help ensure consumers get the most out of this exciting new technology and will provide additional certainty in the marketplace,” said Gary Shapiro, president and CEO of the CEA.

The new approved characteristics build on the first-generation UHD characteristics released by CEA in October 2012.