On another discussion topic on here there is a discussion of the reasons for an 8K TV. The obvious question for here is are there any places offering 8K content. If so who and how much.
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YouTube is doing some and it’s free. Racquten was suppose to be doing 8K back in 2019 but with the Pandemic that fell by the wayside.On another discussion topic on here there is a discussion of the reasons for an 8K TV. The obvious question for here is are there any places offering 8K content. If so who and how much.
Completely agree. Size of screen and how far you sit away from it also being a key factor. Unless you’re at 80+ inches I can’t image 8k will be of much benefit, and even 1080p is good on a screen that size if you’re sat far enough away. Friends of ours have a Samsung TV at that sort of size and 1080p was fine when sat 15-20 ft away. I’ve also got a 1080p projector which I use at 100” and am in no hurry to upgrade.To be honest I watched the Wimbledon final on Channel 4 in standard HD, until i noticed it getting broadcast on prime 4k, my set is a Sony 55" 4k TV, watching the tennis is 4k wasn't that much better then standard HD, it is the content, remember 25 years ago or so everything was 625 lines PAL, we still enjoyed it! TV is very different to HiFi, a TV screen will reproduce the content sent to it, as will a HiFi system, the HiFi system then reproduces the music in many different ways, the difference between 96k and 192k resolution music is virtually inaudible to most, I suggest the same differences about 8k v 4k. Some dealers will make 8k look better by adjusting the controls on the 4k sets to be inferior picture quality.
Content availability is also another issue as you say.
An entire wall will be replaced by a screen when resolution reaches those levels where you won't be able to discern between pixels even when standing inches from the screen.Once we reach a certain resolution (8K or 16K who knows) there will be no point increasing it further and TV makers will have to find innovations elsewhere. I'm looking forward to what that might be.