UHD Alliance Announces New 4K Specs at CES

UHD Alliance Announces New 4K Specs at CES


Las Vegas, NV—The UHD Alliance (UHDA) has completed specifications for 4K Ultra HD displays, content and also distribution. The UHDA is an inter-industry group working on achieving consensus on standards involved in the display of 4K Ultra HD video in the home.

The UHDA is represented by key members of the consumer electronics, content production and content distribution industries. The organization said it will also be unveiling a consumer-facing certification logo. The logo will help shoppers quickly identify 4K UHD products that adhere to the specifications. UHDA says it can also help “deliver the ultimate UHD experience.”

4K Ultra HD Specifications

Many of the 4K Ultra HD specifications have already been published in the Ultra HD Blu-ray specifications announced last summer. However, a few major points have remained unanswered. These include minimum and maximum brightness levels needed to help display makers define sets supporting high dynamic range (HDR). One issue UHDA members have faced is how to arrive at a standard that satisfies LCD and OLED displays. Stay tuned for the solution.

“The UHDA’s specifications cover a combination of key features and consumer-tested benchmarks that will usher in a new era of in-home entertainment,” announced a spokesperson for the organization.

“The specification outlines performance metrics related to resolution, high dynamic range, and wide color gamut, as well as recommendations for immersive audio, among others. Advances in resolution, brightness, contrast, color and audio will enable certified displays and content to replicate the richness of life’s sights and sounds and allow in-home viewers to more fully and accurately experience the content creator’s vision.”

For more on the UHDA visit uhdalliance.org.