The first 8K televisions are now available to purchase in the UK for a modest starting price of £10,000. Sharps released one in October for a cool $133k (£101k)!!
But what’s it all about and do you really need it?
The more pixels you have fed to your TV per second, the sharper and more detailed the image will be.
We’ve progressed from 780p and 1080p to 4k resolution and now introducing 8K!
8k allows 7680 x 4320 pixels on your screen but it’s pretty pointless on a smaller screen. View it on a 65’’ TV or bigger and you’ll feel like you’re in the stadium or on the film set – a truly immersive experience!
The average television size in Europe is 49’’. Compare this to China with the average being 54’’, it’s clear to see where the demand for a larger screen has come from!
Surely, 8K resolution is twice as good as 4K Ultra HD?
In theory, the answer is yes. However, there are currently no 8K cameras or transmitters so your new big 8K ready TV is redundant for the time being.
What’s the point in it then?
Basically, the big companies want to prove that they can push technology further and be the first to release the newest and the best. Although it’s not accessible now, they are paving the way for the future.
So, watch this space….