LG and SES demo 4K High Frame Rate UHD broadcasts live on prototype OLED screen

posted on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 by Steve May

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SES and LG are demonstrating 4K High Frame Rate (HFR) broadcast and reception at the tenth SES Industry Days conference in Luxembourg, today and tomorrow.

The 4K HFR content is being tramitted live via an ASTRA satellite at 19.2 degrees East and displayed on an LG OLED TV using prototype HFR software. The idea is to show industry insiders the potential image quality of next gen 4K HFR broadcast content.

The demo features 4K Ultra HD images up to 120 frames per second (FPS). The enhanced FPS rate is said to be beneficial for fast action such as sports, reducing motion blur and judder.

4K HFR is part of the second phase of Ultra HD (the DVB UHD-1 Phase 2 specification). The UHD-1 Phase 2 standard also includes support for Next-generation Audio (NGA).

“We are very excited to demonstrate just how effective LG’s OLED TV is as a platform for 4K HFR and other high grade content,” says Sam Kim, senior vice president and head of TV product planning at the LG Home Entertainment Company. “LG is committed to offering consumers around the world the latest in TV technologies and High Frame Rate on OLED TVs must be seen to be believed. Watching 4K HFR content on an OLED TV as it’s being transmitted in real time by ASTRA’s satellite is a great example of pushing the limits of current TV technologies.”

“SES has been steadily pushing forward development of Ultra HD and the Industry Days event has always been an excellent platform to showcase new TV technology,” adds Thomas Wrede, vice president New Technology & Standards at SES. “High framerate will be an important step towards further enhancing the quality of Ultra HD satellite transmissions, in particular for sports and reality TV events. Our continued partnership with LG Electronics, is important in setting the broadcast standards of tomorrow and for pioneering future TV technologies and we are very pleased to work with LG Electronics on such an important milestone.”

LG-ASTRA DEMO At SES Close Up

Steve May

Steve is a veteran of the UK consumer electronics industry, having covered it for
various media outlets for more than 20 years.

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