Samsung launches 8K display driver for huge bezel-free TVs

Greg S

TS Evangelist

Making the jump to 8K TVs is both a costly and difficult endeavor for the majority of manufacturers. Samsung Electronics has announced a new 8K display driver IC that will make the transition much easier and offer greater flexibility in design.

Given that 8K TVs contain four times as many pixels as 4K displays, delivering a picture to the screen without any artifacts, blurring, and lag becoming noticeable is that much harder. Based on Samsung's Unified Standard Interface for TV (USI-T), the new chip doubles bandwidth from 2Gbps to 4Gbps.

Increased bandwidth allows for a design with greater efficiency overall, and greater integration reduces the number of supporting components required. As TVs get bigger, Samsung is strongly hinting that bezels are going to be a thing of the past. TVs greater than 65-inches will see the most benefit from the reduced number of parts required.

New features include a smart equalizer with bi-directional communication between timing controllers and single display driver chips. This addition allows for simultaneous programming of all display driver ICs inside of a panel, greatly improving the speed of production and possibility of defects.

Samsung has begun a sampling period for its new 8K display drivers and is now looking to make license agreements with OEMs for use of the USI-T 2.0 intra-panel interface.

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mcborge

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Humans can barely perceive 4k so what is the point to owning an 8k screen.. Your just paying for way more pixels then you can actually see.
 
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VitalyT

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Until we have HDMI 2.1 supported in our TV-s, video players, PC video cards and laptops, 8K should be considered an experimental technology (an expensive toy). Large market isn't going to accept a crazy multi-cable configuration that 8K requires these days.

Humans can barely perceive 4k so what is the point to owning an 8k screen.. Your just paying for way more pixels then you can actually see.
As a wise man said - yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

When using an 85" panel or larger, a person with good eyes can easily tell the difference from 4K.
 
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Uncle Al

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Actually, I am told that 16K will reach the limits of human visual perception, which is only one step away .... then they will have to work on some other intoxicating feature like ..... smellivision! Can't wait to see Hondo's famous scene in Blazing Saddles when that one comes out! Arrrrggghhhhhh
 

Manrubio

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Until we have HDMI 2.1 supported in our TV-s, video players, PC video cards and laptops, 8K should be considered an experimental technology (an expensive toy). Large market isn't going to accept a crazy multi-cable configuration that 8K requires these days.

Humans can barely perceive 4k so what is the point to owning an 8k screen.. Your just paying for way more pixels then you can actually see.
As a wise man said - yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

When using an 85" panel or larger, a person with good eyes can easily tell the difference from 4K.
Well Said,

Samsung is no dummy.

Once you get to see the TV is really when you get to see the difference.
 

GregonMaui

TS Booster
Humans can barely perceive 4k so what is the point to owning an 8k screen.. Your just paying for way more pixels then you can actually see.
ummm. You know that is a function of screen size and viewing distance, right? That makes your statement false, or only true under a set of proscribed criteria, which is the same thing as false.
 

fps4ever

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Until we have HDMI 2.1 supported in our TV-s, video players, PC video cards and laptops, 8K should be considered an experimental technology (an expensive toy). Large market isn't going to accept a crazy multi-cable configuration that 8K requires these days.

Humans can barely perceive 4k so what is the point to owning an 8k screen.. Your just paying for way more pixels then you can actually see.
As a wise man said - yeah, well, that's just, like, your opinion, man.

When using an 85" panel or larger, a person with good eyes can easily tell the difference from 4K.
Yes, the consumer market for those extra, extra large TV's must be huge..."cough".