Published on August 2nd, 2016 | by Gary Johnson0
8K TV price will need to drop as broadcasts begin
TV technology has been changing quite quickly over the last few years with many of us now enjoying great home cinema set ups in our homes, but the price of 8K TVs will need to drop as actual broadcasts now begin.
Many in the west are just starting to embrace 4K TVs as we move on from Full HD and HD ready displays, but a broadcaster in Japan, NHK, is now broadcasting content in 8K with a resolution of 7680 x 4320.
This is 16 times the resolution of a Full HD TV and 4 times of a 4K display, and is being called “Super Hi-Vision” and can provide a 22.2 channel surround sound. The broadcaster is offering the service in time for the Rio Olympics and will operate between 10am and 5pm.
At the moment there are no 8K TV displays commercially available for consumers to purchase as NHK has set up two viewing theatres in Tokyo and Osaka for the trial. It is hoped that the technology will be readily available in homes by 2018 and ahead of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and we have all seen TV equipment coming down in price as technology improves over time.
Will this news make you hold off buying a 4K TV for now?