8K TVThe next generation of high-resolution TVs with four times as many pixels as a 4K TV. An 8K TV was prototyped by Japan Broadcasting Company in 2003, and the scenes were so realistic that people experienced slight dizziness watching action movies. By 2016, Sharp, Samsung and LG demonstrated 8K TVs in the 100-inch range, and such TVs are used by companies for product demos and advertising. In 2018, Samsung debuted its 85" 8K TV.
Terabytes of Storage
In an 8K TV, each 33.2 megapixel frame requires nearly 100MB of storage (uncompressed). A full two-hour movie at 60 fps would occupy 43 terabytes, and a 3D 8K TV would require twice as much. Needless to say, extremely advanced compression is necessary (see HEVC). See 8K monitor.
High-Definition Resolutions2K 1920x1080 (see DTV) 4K 3840x2160 (see 4K TV) 5K 5120x2880 (see 5K monitor) 6K 6144x3160 (see 6K resolution) 8K 7680x4320
|Samsung's 8K QLED TV|
|In 2018, Samsung debuted an 85" 8K TV based on its QLED display technology. With built-in Wi-Fi, the Q900 is likely to become the envy of TV enthusiasts. (Image courtesy of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd., www.samsung.com)|