8K TV is Coming. Should You Care?

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.

Read the rest of this report here at Techlicious

 

About Stewart Wolpin

I have been writing about consumer electronics for four decades, including news, reviews, analysis and history for a wide variety of consumer, niche and trade outlets. For the Consumer Technology Association (CTA), I annually update the industry's history and write the official biographies of the CTA Hall of Fame inductees. Aside from writing about consumer technology for a variety of consumer, tech and trade publications, I write a blog and do market research for Digital Technology Consulting. In the non-tech world, I have written "Bums No More: The Championship Season of the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers" and "The Rules of Neighborhood Poker According to Hoyle." Check out my work at www.stewartwolpin.com.
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