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8K TVs stymied by EU regulations

Would-be viewers to high-end televisions are always impressed by 8K Ultra High-Definition images. Indeed, even 8K (from sources such as YouTube) when viewed on a decent 4K set with high dynamic range installed, cannot help but be amazed at the image quality. These images are similar in concept to those when 4K was embryonic. They […]

December 15, 2022

8K facing regulatory issues in Europe

A report from the 8K Association (8KA) says that unless something changes before March 2023 then the sale of 8K televisions in Europe could be in trouble. If there’s no change, says the 8KA then 8K televisions will be – in effect – banned. The problem is that 8K units use more electrical power and […]

September 20, 2022By Chris Forrester

Survey: 8K awareness increasing

A survey from Hub Entertainment Research finds that consumers are increasingly aware of 8K TVs. Their buying intentions are also trending upward. The data is part of the company’s fourth annual Connected Home study, which surveyed 5,204 US consumers in February 2022. The Hub report says that 4K TVs and smart home devices have now […]

April 25, 2022By Chris Forrester

TCL: “Creating 8K channel pretty easy”

The 8K Association followed up the recent announcement of TCL televisions adding The Explorers 8K channel by speaking with Gilles Dassac, CTO at The Explorers, and Aaron Dew, Director of Product Development at TCL North America. Dassac says that the natural and human heritage channel now has more than 40 hours of exclusive 8K material […]

December 3, 2021By Chris Forrester

8K Association strengthens performance spec

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group dedicated to promoting the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has published an updated performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark programme. TV shoppers looking for televisions which offer four times the resolution of 4K TVs and meet the high-performance standards of the 8K Association Certified programme will […]

September 21, 2021By Colin Mann

Omdia: “8K could benefit from live events”

Omdia’s Research Director Paul Gray believes that there’s definitely a future for 8K experiences and, where suitably equipped, large cinema screens could be a major attraction for live events. In an interview on the current 8K Association’s newsletter, Gray says that even though some recent broadcasting-based sectors have reached the end of their expansion and […]

September 8, 2021By Chris Forrester

70+ TVs now 8K certified

The 8K Association says it has now certified more than seventy 8K sets. This includes nearly 50 newly launched models through the first half of 2021 from 3 of the world’s top TV brands – Hisense, Samsung, and TCL. These TVs are being offered to consumers today, with availability varying by region. The sets are […]

July 28, 2021By Chris Forrester

Mechdyne: “8K natural evolution toward higher fidelity displays”

Kurt Hoffmeister, the co-founder and now Display Technology Consultant at Mechdyne, in an opinion piece for the 8K Association, reminds readers that the audio-visual industry never stands still and the latest 8K developments are the latest step in the never-ending demand for improved resolution in image quality. “Just as 4K has become a commonplace term, […]

July 21, 2021

8K on track

The world might have seen examples of 8K video had the Tokyo Olympic Games happened on schedule. However, the 8K Association says that UHD development is on track and is echoing the 7-year transition timeframe suggested by Samsung as to when Standard Definition migrated to HD, and the 7-year transition for HD to Full HD, […]

September 18, 2020