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Understanding the Value of 8K TVs

by Michael Webster

A technology known as 8K is the newest development in the display-resolution market, following its 4K predecessor. With 7680- by 4320-pixel resolution, 8K TVs have four times the amount of pixels of a 4K TV. This increases the image quality and visible detail on the screen and makes a big difference in viewing, especially on larger televisions.

It may be daunting to jump into the newer 8K realm when it seems like 4K was a new commodity only yesterday, but there are many reasons why 8K televisions are worth the investment.

More Visible Detail

Boasting over 33 million pixels, 8K televisions provide much more detail in the same square inch of space than a 4K television, which makes it harder to pick out individual pixels on a screen. 8K televisions offer superior high dynamic range (HDR) capabilities to enhance images even further. 8K displays offer up to 20 times the contrast and five times the brightness of a Full HD display. These displays provide viewers with the highest brightness and contrast currently available on the market — increasing the vitality and lifelike delivery of images — and will only continue to do so when 8K content becomes available on consumer streaming platforms like Netflix and Hulu.

Futureproof Your Television

It’s not likely that a 12K or higher resolution television will come out in the foreseeable future. 8K is the ceiling for the human eye in terms of discerning changes in screen quality. f you haven’t bought a 4K television yet, investing in an 8K television now will ensure you don’t have to do more upgrading.

More Powerful Processors

Even though native 8K content is not currently available to stream on 8K TVs, that doesn’t mean you can’t reap the benefits of an 8K screen. 8K televisions upscale content from 1080p resolutions better than a 4K television can, and you can upscale 4K content to an 8K resolution for optimal viewing. Artificial intelligence in 8K screens analyzes and processes images to maximize quality and even fill in areas to add sharper detail to lower-resolution content.

8K works best on large screens: Think 80 inches and above. If you’re looking to upgrade your home theater or other entertaining space in your home, an 8K television will provide you with the most lifelike image possible. Japan and South Korea are already experimenting with 8K broadcasts and television stations, starting with natively broadcasting the Summer 2021 Olympics in 8K. It’s only a matter of time before 8K content is available for consumer use in the United States.

Having as many pixels as it does, 8K televisions require a lot more bandwidth to successfully deliver images to the screen. You’ll need, at the minimum, HDMI 2.1 connectivity and a 5G internet speed for 8K to work. If you already have this infrastructure or are willing to make the upgrade, an 8K television will definitely enhance your viewing experience.

8K televisions are becoming more affordable and widespread on the market. If you’re looking to learn more about 8K and its perks, our business can help you find the display that’s best for you. Contact us to learn more about our products and services.