Anyone out there remember the first time you watched a high-definition show in HDTV?
For most people, including myself, it was a football game. The picture clarity was mesmerizing.
I couldn’t take my eyes off the screen even though I truly could care less about the sport (I was the only quarterback in my high-school’s single powder-puff game to throw the ball for a completion — is that what they call it?).
It was amazing to see sweat dripping off players’ temples, blades of grass, wrinkles and other stuff that really isn’t very interesting. That was a long time ago, at least for me.
Today when I watch HDTV, I feel like it’s just not as clear anymore. My cable provider’s broadcast (cough, Comcast) must be so compressed, those details aren’t as striking anymore. Or maybe I need to sit closer to the TV. Or maybe I need to get my eyes checked.
I’m ready for an Ultra HDTV, which has four-times the resolution and twice to four times as many horizontal lines as HDTV. The UHDTVs are available and I bet there will be big sales this holiday.
But where does one go to watch actual UHD video? That’s what I wanted to find out in my next story for TheStreet. It’s a disappointing mix of options but the good news is more (like Netflix) are on the way. From cable providers? Ummm… not anytime soon. But if people demand it, I’m certain this is something paid-TV providers are eyeing in order to raise prices. Sigh. But it’s got to start somewhere. Check out the options on TheStreet:
- Searching for Ultra HDTV, and Where to Find It, published Sept. 27, 2013