What does the UHD Alliance mean for Consumers?Posted on 12:00am on Monday 25th January 2016 by Walts
The UHD (Ultra HD) Alliance is a coalition of 35 different technology companies, who all came together to create a test for Top of the line TV’s, allowing for easy knowledge of which TV’s are using the newest tech. LG Electronics Inc., Panasonic Corporation, Sony Visual Product Inc., and Netflix are just some of the few that banded together to help consumers get the best products available.
To receive the UHD Alliance badge that will go on the TV it must pass inspections for top of the line Audio and Visual experience. To be a UHD TV it must have HDR (High Dynamic Range), which means 2160p(3840 x 2160) resolution otherwise known as 4K. It needs to have a minimum of 10-bit color and display 90 percent of P3 Colors. P3 colors are above and beyond normal RBG (Red, Blue, and Green) pixels, which usually consist of 256 shades, P3 is capable of 1,024 shades per color, allowing for much better color accuracy and detail.
Different types of TVs also have different requirements, for LEDs they need to have 1,000 “nits” of brightness and 0.005 “nits” black level. For OLEDS the requirements are 540 Brightness and 0.0005 black level. This means the black and white pixels will be truly be black and white and not just “close.”
For consumers this means it has never been easier to find top of the line TVs with next generation technology. Consumers know they are getting the best of the best when they buy a TV with the UHD Badge.