Japan To Begin Testing 8K TV By 2016

Posted on Mar 20 2014 - 11:22am by Pete M


If you ever think that resolution is high enough and that everything past 4K TV is overkill, go back and look at your first digital pictures.  You know the ones that were "amazing" at the time but now look grainy and dated.  Yeah, progress is important.  Japan is all over the next wave of ultra-high definition HDTV.  NHK, a large Japanese broadcaster, plans to have 8K HDTV broadcasting by the year 2020.  The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are going to look awesome!

To start things off NHK will broadcast footage recorded with its very own 8K Cube camera, the footage will be displayed on a 350-inch screen with 22.2 channel surround sound. 8K broadcasts will come with an eye watering 7,680×4,320 pixel resolution, double of what 4K UHD offers.


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