8K TVs are Coming; 4K TV Owners Needn’t Panic Though

January 29, 2018, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

All you out there who had been planning to buy 4K resolution television can look forward to something better. With the CES platform welcoming the arrival of 8K resolution TVs, smart television enthusiasts are in for more luck.

Samsung, at the CES consumer electronic trade at Los Angeles, had unveiled its 85 inch 8K QLED TV. Even as news of the new TVs comes in, people are worried about their 4K resolution TVs getting outdated. However, it is being said that the new product will only hit the market by the end of the year.

It is also being reported that the 8K resolution TVs would take a while before landing general broadcasting facilities. This could come soothing for those who have recently bought 4K TVs. The fact is that 4K TVs will remain future proof for almost a decade. Thus the thought of your 4K resolution television getting outdated can be set aside from your worry list. Even if you buy an 8K TV you will not be able to watch any native content on this new TV until 2025.

With the aim of filming part of 2020 Olympics, which will be held in Tokyo, in 8K NHK, the Japanese broadcaster initiated and successfully tested 8K TV transmissions.  There were reports that availability of European 8K TV broadcasts until 2025 is doubtful, when Philips TV launched in Amsterdam. Director Paul Gray, IHS Markit, an analytics company had then revealed that 8K resolutions will be constrained to TVs with screen sizes of 80-inches and above for the near future.

Besides this, there are reports that from 2019 onwards, new televisions over 50 inches will be of 4K resolution. Thus it would be safe to go 4K for at least one decade before switching to 8K.

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