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A New Wave of 8K TVs is Coming

Accepted submission by takyon at 2018-09-01 04:18:59

Sharp Announces 2nd Gen 8K UHD TVs at IFA []

Sharp this week introduced its second-generation 8K ultra-high def TVs at IFA in Berlin. The new televisions use the company's new panels as well as the latest processors that can upscale Full-HD and Ultra-HD 4K content to a 7680×4320 resolution.

The initial lineup of Sharp's 2nd Gen Aquos 8K UHD TVs will include models featuring sizes of 60, 70, and 80 inches. The new televisions will be based on the company's new image processor that doubles its compute throughput over the predecessor and can upscale 2K as well as 4K content to an 8K resolution with a 100/120 Hz refresh rate.

Samsung's first 8K TV goes on sale next month []

Samsung is announcing [] its first commercial 8K TV, the Q900R, at IFA 2018 this week. The QLED panel will be available in 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch, and 85-inch sizes, and is capable of peak brightness of 4,000 nits. It also supports the newer HDR10+ format backed by Samsung and Amazon.

The incredibly poor detail of 4K makes my eyes bleed; it's impossible to look at. At least now we'll have some more 8K options to tide us over until we reach 64K (61440×34560).

See also: Tech Tent: Are you ready for an 8K telly? []
Samsung's 8K QLED TV looks great, but who needs it? []
Toshiba Intros Its First Ever 8K TV Concept – IFA 2018 []

Previously: AU Optronics to Ship 8K Panels to TV Manufacturers in H1 2018 []

Related: Dell Announces First "Mass-Market" 8K Display []
Philips Demos an 8K Monitor []

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