With all the rage around not only 4K TVs, but 4K content as well, it is definitely hard for most people to believe that 8K content and TVs are already a thing. Yep, you read that content. The new resolution and technology are already on the rise.
So, what’s the deal? Why is the world focusing on 8K when most people can barely afford 4K? What’s all this hype? And is it even worth it? You’ll find out in this article.
We know what common sense and fundamental math say in this case. But contrary to popular belief, 8K is not twofold the resolution of 8K. In reality, 8K is fourfold the resolution compared to 4K and an astounding 16 times the resolution of HD. Let us talk numbers and dimensions. In horizontal and vertical lines, 8K resolution compares to 33 million pixels (33,117,600, if we’re being accurate) or, in other terms, it is 7,680 × 4,320. It should be 8,294,400 pixels, or 3,840 × 2,160 resolutions, but clearly that is not the case here because technology is going all out.
Still don’t understand? Let’s just say that if you want a simple explanation, think of four 4K resolution televisions arranged in a grid of 4×4. We can all agree that that is too many pixels, and an extraordinary resolution.
In the field of technology, different advances such as HDR (high dynamic range) are capable of (and actually do) having an increasingly obvious effect, particularly from an adequate amount of space. We all know that televisions, with HDR, usually demonstrate a more splendid and advanced brilliantly colored pixels. Thus, we can say that all things considered, 8K content and resolution is hard to miss on bigger showcases, particularly with no distance in between.
Now that 8K televisions are already in stores, people are wondering if there is a point of buying them because let’s be real – what’re you going to watch on it? Well, have no fear! There’s not a lot of content available at the moment, but users seem to be content with their limited 8K collections.
For example, Vimeo – a well-known video streaming platform – included 8K support alongside a bunch of videos, in November 2017. In the future, we can expect the Tokyo Olympics of 2020 will be a noteworthy exhibition of 8K content, at the very least in Japan.
We even have 8K cameras. This is to reassure everyone that industries are readying to offer 8K content very soon in the future. Just observe where 4K stands already. Well-known streaming platforms such as Netflix, Amazon already give 4K streaming, so it’s already a matter of time for 8K.
When HDMI 2.1 launches, the new standard will nearly trifold the quantity of information which can fit down an HDMI cable at a time, and it will obviously offer higher resolutions at rising frame rates than the previous ones. We’re talking 8K at 60Hz. So, we can say, that an HDMI 2.1 will be ideal to get the most out of your 8K TV.
With all the rage around not only 4K TVs, but 4K content as well, it is definitely hard for most people to believe that 8K content and TVs are already a thing. Yep, you read...