1080p no longer king of HD?

Sporting the latest technology has always been a priority with the release of a new console, and one of the battles which both Sony and Microsoft are fighting in is “True-HD” face-off. However, it seems as though neither one will be coming out on top. According to an announcement by CePro, the technology website, Sharp will working on a new 64-inch LCD which will support up to 4096 x 2160.

Sony has been marketing 1080p, the highest resolution supported by the PLAYSTATION 3, as true high-definition from the console’s unveiling. The first blow was delivered earlier last month when Microsoft announced that rival Xbox 360 will be supporting 1080p through a firmware update as well.

However, it should be noted that 1080p on the PLAYSTATION 3 is delivered either via HDMI and component, while the Xbox 360 will make use of component, which few TVs support. At the moment, it is still unclear if a converter will be made.


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