At CES 2020 Samsung and LG Showcased its few flagships Qled T.V with 8K but do we need 8K? I don’t think there’s any letter that’s more appealing to the TV and display industry right now than “K” the labels 2 K, 4 K And 8 K and while the advantages and disadvantages of 4k TVs and monitors are fairly well known by this point, there’s not much discussion about 8k technology. Even though we’re seeing it start to be pushed as the next big thing after 4k.
What Is 8K exactly?
Okay, as you can probably guess, it’s a higher resolution image than 4k with an actual resolution of 7680 X 4320 Pixels, which makes it four times as sharp at the same size as the already super-sharp 4K, giving it sixteen times as much clarity as a standard full HD display, and the nice thing is that this is not some experimental technology that will not be on the market until far away in the future. You can go down to your local store and pick up an 8K T.V. right now. Assuming of course that you can afford the investment but like a solid gold toilet just because you can, doesn’t mean that you should.
Should We Upgrade to 8K?
Well, it turns out at some point that your eyes often hit a limit as to how much detail they can assess and if you’ve ever seen a 4k TV or computer you might have found that you need to get close to the screen to distinguish the pixels.
Okay, with an 8K TV, this impact is multiplied several times, and once you get far enough, it will be very difficult for you to tell the difference between 4K and 8K unless you’re on the hunt for a super-huge 85 or 100-inch television, but even if you have a cavernous wall and living room to justify an 8k display, we don’t recommend going out and buying one right now. Because There’s just not enough 8K content out there, there are some 8K YouTube videos often posted as news but there is a scarce finding bigger names, shows, movies, and sporting events.
Major Problems Regarding 8K Content
The 8K is extremely difficult now there are a limited number of 8K programs available but finding 8K on the Reg will be challenging for years to come There are still only a few hundred Shows on Netflix that are in 4K and just about everything on cable and satellite is still in 1080p.
And the thing is that although lots of 8k TV manufacturers are pushing the fact that their TVs can upscale lower resolution content to 8K quite well, the quality will still not come close to it. A video that is shot natively in 8K and will certainly not justify the enormous price difference over a 4k model.
However, if you have your 8 K content there’s the problem of how much 8 K video bandwidth takes for every 8 K stream in your house, you’ll need a bare minimum connection speed of about 50 Mbps and if you want any other devices connected in the house and if you want to watch HDR content you’ll need even more.
So we assume that it will take quite a few years for an 8 K to become useful simply because the main advantage over the last generation is not as great a difference in image quality. Even then, it could only be useful in spaces where large format screens, do not necessarily make sense in the typical home or apartment unless you’re sitting close to your TV.