Eizo said that it will be showcasing a 4K desktop display at NAB 2012.
The FDH3601 renders 4,096 x 2,160 pixels on a 36.4-inch surface and delivers 10-bit colors. The display can be seen at NAB 2012 from April 14 to 19.
The manufacturer says that the display delivers 100 percent sRGB coverage in color gamut as well as a "perfect smooth tone reproduction across the screen". There is a 16-bit lookup table supporting up to 278 trillion colors. The maximum brightness is 700 cd/m2, the contrast ratio is 1,000:1 and the response time is 8 ms.
So, the question is how expensive such a display might be, if it can squeeze the resolution of four 1080p displays in a 36.4-inch area. Eizo has not announced pricing but we believe that when it is made available for sale in the U.S. it will not be significantly cheaper than it is in Japan, where it went on sale last fall. In Japan, the FDH3601 sells for 2.88 million yen, or about $35,700.