Samsung shows off 70inch ultra HD 3D TV.
The prototype set is able to show images using eight billion pixels, but is unlikely to go into production soon - no content is currently available at that ultra high resolution.
The current standard today of 1080 x 1920 resolution means that every frame shows just over two million pixels - 4000 times less than this new prototype.
Samsung had to create a new type of technology to create the ultra small pixels and their controlling transistors, in this case using a mixture of indium, gallium, and zinc called IGZO to create the display.
While the technology has no use in present day television displays, it is likely to find uses in smaller displays such as mobiles and tablets, where it could be competitive in price with the technology used in the Apple ‘Retina display’ on the current iPhone.