TOKYO, May 30 (UPI) -- Japan's public broadcasting network says new television technology will offer viewers a picture with 16 times the resolution currently available on HDTVs.
Nippon Housou Kyoukai demonstrated its pioneer technology, dubbed Super Hi-Vision, on the world's largest plasma TV, a 145-inch screen made by Panasonic, The Sydney Morning Herald reported Wednesday.
The technology will get a public test for the first time during the London Olympics, with Super Hi-Vision screens capable of displaying the 7680-by-4320 pixel images being built in Britain, the United States and Japan.
"Super Hi-Vision will be a wonderful future and will be a part of daily life," said Keiichi Kubota, director general of science and technology research laboratories at NHK.
Despite the Olympic trial, NHK said, the technology will not be available to the public until at least 2020.
While the few existing cameras able shoot in Super Hi-Vision are extremely large and heavy, NHK said it is partnering with Japanese tech giant Hitachi to develop the world's first shoulder-mounted Super Hi-Vision camera.