Last week at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin, Germany, the world’s top three TV sellers, Samsung, LG and TCL, all announced 8K TVs. Samsung’s sets will start selling this fall, TCL’s next May, and LG’s – unknown.
These high-profile 8K announcements don’t mean you need to chuck those plans to buy a 4K UHD, or chuck the 4K set you just bought. Especially since the first editions of 8K, like the first generations of regular HDTVs in the late 1990s and 4K UHDs five years back, will run in the $8,000-$12,000 range. And, you won’t get the full benefits of an 8K TV for years.