Industry group defines performance specifications for 8K televisions

midian182

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The 8K Association is a cross-industry group focused on the growth of the 8K ecosystem. It has 16 members including Samsung Electronics, Panasonic, Hisense, TCL, and AU Optronics, and counts Tencent, Samsung Display, and Xperi among its newly added board members. The association wants to ensure consumers know exactly what they are getting when they see a television featuring the group’s planned logo by defining a baseline performance standard.

The requirements include a TV being able to display an 8K resolution, naturally, as well as over 600 nits peak luminance, HEVC Codec video compression, HDMI 2.1 ports, which can show 8K at 60fps, or 4K at 120fps, and input frame rates of 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second.

Other specifications have been made available to members; these include "8K Input Parameters (bit depth, frame rate, chroma sub-sampling), Display Performance (resolution, peak brightness, black level, color gamut, white point), and the Interface & Media formats (High Dynamic Range, codec)."

Not every 8K TV needs to meet these specifications, but those carrying the 8K Association logo will meet or exceed the group’s standards.

“Defining the key attributes for an 8K TV specification demonstrates the 8KA’s focus to quickly define a critical step in the growth in next-generation video technology,” said Chris Chinnock, the association’s executive director.

“To reach this milestone is a great testament to the cooperative spirit the members of the 8K Association enjoy along with our shared enthusiasm for the 8K ecosystem expansion.”

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VitalyT

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And for people who do not understand what they are buying, there will always be Whatever-Ready and Whatever-Compatible garbage readily available.

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QuantumPhysics

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I never thought I'd see a 4K 70" under $800.

They can churn out as much of this stuff as they want but no one's gonna buy it until prices drop. They'll just buy the cheaper 4K TV's and let the 8K's rot on the shelf. Eventually the 8K's will drop in price and we'll restart the process all over.
 

p51d007

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LOL, there isn't much on tv that's worth watching in 4k, not to mention 8k. Overpriced crap, that's all you get out of tv these days. Shoot, most of the time I watch the oldie channels. Grit, Antenna, Metv etc. The old shows that were good entertaining and FUNNY without all the PC garbage.
 

Gypsygib

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Are we finally getting to the point where increasing PPI /resolution won't make a difference yet so manufactures can focus entirely on picture quality, pixel response, and features?

I know on my s9+, changing resolution from 1080p to 1440p has no perceptual difference, no matter how close I look with my naked eyes.
 

ShagnWagn

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Unless you have a 100"+ TV, I don't "see" how there would be any clarity improvement. There really isn't any media that high. We don't even have video cards that will play games at that resolution unless it's an old game.

None of this will matter as I won't buy a new TV until they get rid of that camera and microphone crap, not to mention charging extra for that "smart" stupid junk that I will never use. I would have bought one in the last year, but the ones I wanted all have them. They are losing out on money, and I am saving money. Just give me a high quality screen. Win-win for me?
 

ShagnWagn

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Are we finally getting to the point where increasing PPI /resolution won't make a difference yet so manufactures can focus entirely on picture quality, pixel response, and features?

I know on my s9+, changing resolution from 1080p to 1440p has no perceptual difference, no matter how close I look with my naked eyes.

Wait, are you comparing a 70"+ screen to your 4" screen? The article is about full size televisions. I guess I am confused.
 
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DelJo63

A solution looking for a market. Heck 4k has a low adoption rate so how is this helping??
 

Gypsygib

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Wait, are you comparing a 70"+ screen to your 4" screen? The article is about full size televisions. I guess I am confused.

Just using my phone as an example that increasing resolution doesn't always have a huge impact or in the case of my phone, any perceptual impact at all. My 4K 65" TV really doesn't look that different when viewing 1440p content on it. 4K only looks slightly sharper from viewing distance so I wonder if we are approaching the point where increasing TV resolution won't have a perceptual impact.
 

ShagnWagn

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Just using my phone as an example that increasing resolution doesn't always have a huge impact or in the case of my phone, any perceptual impact at all. My 4K 65" TV really doesn't look that different when viewing 1440p content on it. 4K only looks slightly sharper from viewing distance so I wonder if we are approaching the point where increasing TV resolution won't have a perceptual impact.

A tiny phone is very different as far as distance, but the same viewing arc applies. Here is a reference to what I am talking about: https://www.rtings.com/tv/reviews/by-size/size-to-distance-relationship

People would get so angry when I would say I could still see pixels at 10 feet on a 60" plasma screen. LOL. What they just couldn't get through their thick skull is that I have 20/12 vision. The better/worse your vision makes a huge impact on perceived clarity.