HD TV/content is fun to watch and all. But let’s be real. It’s allure isn’t what it used to be. Hell. ~4.5″ phone screens are HD (albeit 720p) now. But the fine folks of Japan are working on the next big thing in TV — 8K Super Hi-Vision.
Super Hi-Vision is essentially like having four miniature HD TVs crammed into four equal parts of your TV. The resolution of 7680 x 4320 is exactly the same as 1920 x 1080 multiplied by four. We saw a Panasonic 8K Super Hi-Vision TV on display at CES back in January and were pretty much left in awe.
Today, that 8K technology is continuing its assault on the the world’s retinas. Japanese broadcaser and future chaser, NHK, claims to have transmitted the “world’s first” 8K Super Hi-Vision signal over terrestrial UHF TV bands. To achieve the feat, NHK says that a MIMO-like technology that crams multiple channels into a single, unified stream. The end result of course is pure, visual nirvana.
Public availability of 8K hardware is many years off as the hardware to even create said content is in extremely limited numbers on a global scale. Still, we’re hoping that 8K comes sooner rather than later as once you’ve seen it, it’s pretty hard to be content with anything less thereafter.
Via: The Verge