Olympics to Be Broadcast in Super Hi-Vision in Some Cities

It feels like just yesterday that we were caught up in all the excitement of the Winter Olympics, but almost two years has passed since the 2010 winter games, which means it's nearly time for the Summer Olympics to take the stage. Set to take place in next year, the venue for 2012 is London. However, for those of us that can't make it to London to watch the games live, there's going to be plenty of options for taking in the action. One of which is super hi-vision public screenings for select cities in the U.S., Japan and the United Kingdom.

For those unaware, Super Hi-Vision is an ultra high definition format that, according to Engadget, won't hit homes for another few years. That said, the Olympics is a rather special occasion. Engadget reports that the NHK and BBC have confirmed that there will be some SHV public screenings select UK, Japanese and US cities. At the moment, it looks like there will be four locations in the UK and three in Japan but just one in the U.S., in Washington D.C.

It's a pity we're not going to be getting more than one screening. Then again, we're willing to bet people will travel from out-of-state to see their favorite sports in 33-megapixel video and 22.2 channel surround sound. Roll on, 2012.

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  • Anonymous
    I remember.. something like this already happened in china / japan couple of years ago.
  • assasin32
    Hmm time flies I remember watching the winter olympics like it was yesterday. And the summer olympics hoping that Phelps would bring home another gold. We're already talking bout 2012 olympics now, speaking of which I think I need a new calender mine still says November...2009.
  • alidan
    higher than 1080p wont be hitting home market for 10 ish years (aside from computers) just wondering, if you are to view the tv this will be brodcasted on, would it realistically be any better than 1080p? because im guessing you will be 30-40 feet away at best.