Good news for all of you who’ve ever wanted to sit in front of a murky screen, in a darkened apartment, zooming in on a photograph of a stripper’s bedroom – Sony have developed a chip that lets viewers pan, zoom and enhance TV images.
Demonstrated in Tokyo yesterday, the Digital Reality Creation Multifunction v2 technology (DRC-MFv2)– modest name there – keeps the picture sharp by using image enhancement processes, rather than just stretching the scan lines, so there’s no loss of detail that might result in you retiring a human by mistake. With DRC, one pixel can become 36.
There’s no word when TV’s featuring the technology will appear, but you can bet it’ll be around the time that the first HD pornography hits the market. Voice-operated will be extra.