Originally Posted by Richard Paul
Automatic Content Enhancement (ACE) adds several new features such as support for 4096x2160@30Hz, support for future 3D video standards, and the ability to automatically optimize the TV's picture settings based on content type.
That's very disappointing. So we could have a higher resolution picture, but only at half
the frame rate of current video (60fps)
It's such a shame that in a future
standard they couldn't give us equal or better frame rates than we have now.
As the BBC correctly says, increasing the spatial resolution and display sizes only makes low frame rates much more obvious. The BBC say if the spatial resolution of TV increases, they should increase
the frame rate to maintain the balance between static and dynamic resolution. Yet they've done the exact opposite and halved
the frame rate!
Imagine the strobing effects you'll see on a 4K TV at such low frame rates.
I wonder if they will transmit interlaced video at their resolution to give higher field rates? eg. 4K 30i. Yet we have progressive displays and that halves the spatial resolution per refresh, and will lead to artefacts. Current TVs can easily accept 1080p60. I think it's a really bad idea to halve the progressive frame rate even when (especially when) you're increasing the spatial resolution.