Why is Everyone Talking About 8K TV Resolution?

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The hottest talk from CES, the world's biggest technology show, was all about the next trend in televisions - 8K TVs.

So, what do you need to know about 8K? Here's a quick guide to 8K TV and what you can expect.

8K TV | The Good Guys

Incredible, Immersive and Intelligent

You can expect simply amazing picture quality with unbelievably clear and precise images.

8K resolution has sixteen times more pixels than full HD , and 4 times more than 4K Ultra HD, offering incredible depth and sharp details, even with larger size screens. And although there's no 'actual 8K content' it's the 8K upscaling technology that makes all the difference. This technology will transform your content, delivering stunning picture quality, clarity and depth - and usually visible pixels will be almost invisible, even up close. 8K TV will truly give you an as-if-you're-there realistic television viewing experience.

Show Me The Content

It's the question everyone will be asking - why buy an 8K TV when there's no 8K content?

Don't listen to the naysayers - the good news is that it's not really a problem

Early purchasers of 4K tellys were initially disappointed with the lack of 4K content, but that's no longer the case. Now Foxtel, Netflix, Stan, Amazon Prime, YouTube and Google Play Movies all offer 4K content, including sporting packages and popular TV shows such as Jessica Jones, The Crown, House of Cards, Better Call Saul, Jack Ryan and movies such as A Quiet Place and Rampage, now widely available, albeit sometimes at an additional subscription charge.

So what does that mean for 8K TVs? Well, 8K technology isn't just reliant specifically on 'native 8K content' - the beauty of 8K technology is that it will upscale suitable television programs, sport and movies - transforming you everyday viewing into an incredibly immersive experience. Of course it's important to understand that the quality of the picture will be greatly determined by the quality of the source content - but with more and more 4K shows available, we'll start seeing this become a problem of the past.

“8K TV will truly give you an as-if-you're-there realistic television viewing experience”

So ... Which Brand and When?

It was clear from CES that all the major players will be introducing 8K models throughout 2020 – Samsung's 8K QLED TV being one, as well as LG, Sony, TCL and Hisense releasing 8K models throughout the year.

8K TVs offer breathtakingly amazing picture quality and resolution, with no compromise on size. 8K epic screen sizes see 75" screens become the new standard for Australian families, and, wait for it ... a whopping 85" screen now offers the chance to enjoy the ultimate cinematic experience in the comfort of your own home.

Explore our range of 8K TVs in-store or online here.

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