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UCAM designs a guide on the new Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)

This work of the research group DIGITALAC informs the citizens about this new technology, that is already being implemented and is progressively including more and better services.

UCAM designs a guide on the new Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV)
Image of the triptych with the basic information about television in Ultra High Definition

In order to allow that the citizens to know well the televisions market facing the new needs of the new audio-visual technology of Ultra High Definition Television (which includes the 4K) and Hybrid TDT, the members of the Research Group DIGITALAC of UCAM la Universidad Católica de Murcia developed a guide. This work has been published at the same time as the Second Digital Dividend was implemented, whose deadline was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis.

This document, that updates the previous Guide of High Definition Television (HDTV), can be found on the website, and it includes the information regarding the receiver market and the existing contents in UHD, as well as the technologies used by the interactive services offered through the “Hybrid TDT”. The study was directed by the doctors Rafael Melendreras Ruiz and Juan Francisco Hernández Pérez, and in it collaborated the students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunication Systems Engineering of UCAM.

Furthermore, in collaboration with the Autonomous Community of the Region of Murcia, the researchers elaborated a three-part summary with basic information for the citizen that includes a detailed comparison between the main screen technologies and how to access to the original interactive services that are already offered by TDT.

More pixels

Ultra High Definition (UHDTV) is a digital video format that improves the performances of televisions, which allows to increase the quality of the viewing. The 4K-type panels of Ultra High Definition offer a four-time higher level of detail than Full HD ones, precisely because they contain four times more pixels.