In the near future you will be able to display UHDTV from your mobile to your ultra big HD screen with a MHL3.0 cable. The specification will be released early september on the MHL tech website. Not the typical application most of us had in mind for our mobile, but with the insane resolutions of the small screens today and the possibly increasing role of the second screen for navigating content and being the source for the big screen this may make sense after all. May that wire reach all the way to the couch: i.e. probably an every day TV viewing alternative. This comes on top of all of the wireless alternatives.
Note MHL also competes with MyDP (a DisplayPort derivative), which has much less market support so far. But also MHL support on mobile devives is still very modest.
MHL Consortium press release.
4K TV sets will be reaching the market in quickly growing numbers, starting with China (yes), moving to North America and then the rest of the world. By 2015 (more) native 4K content and consumer awareness will drive sales into more mainstream parts of the market.
4K: the prospects.
UHDTV panels will be in the market. The success is yet unclear. But even with good HD content UHDTV panels should be able to present the picture more crisply and with more freedom to scale than today’s HD panels. Of course this only works in a normal living room on really big screens: that will limit the appeal somewhat.
TV panel makers bet on Ultra HD growth.
Landmark event: the first UHDTV HEVC transmission on SES-Astra: of great symbolic value.
Ultra HD-HEVC first for SES.
UHDTV: how quickly will it come. Looking back at HDTV content may take anothe decade: 1998 HDTV started in the USA, and slightly less than 10 years later it became really popular.
In the mean time we can get prepared with increasingly affordable screens, though you need a 65-inch or more to get some mileage out of so many pixels at a normal viewing distance.
Sony slashes 4K UltraHD prices.