The 8K TV Hype, Why you should be excited.
8K TVs are some of the most highly-anticipated products in the tech world right now. Those of you that follow tech trends and watch different conferences may remember CES 2020 earlier in the year.
This is one of the most significant events in the world for showing off new technology. 8K TVs were a big hit there, sparking lots of questions about these products. Today, we’re going to look at this technology and answer some of the most frequently asked questions!
What is an 8K TV?
Nowadays, you have two main TVs on the market – there’s 1080p Full HD and 4K Ultra HD. 4K TVs basically have four times the resolution as a Full HD television screen. So, an 8K TV has four times the resolution of a 4K TV and sixteen times the resolution of a Full HD screen.
In short, they have more pixels, meaning the graphics and visuals are crisper. As a result, everything looks brighter, more vibrant, and in immense detail.
When are 8K TVs being released?
Right now! If you Look at any website that sells TVs or monitors, and you will find a few 8K options. The problem is that there’s currently a small selection of products on the market.
Only a couple of brands are making 8K TVs at the moment, so your choices aren’t as diverse as they are when buying 4K TVs. Still, you should expect to see an increase in options over the coming months, certainly as we get into 2021.
Are 8K TVs good for your eyes?
Whenever new TVs get released, people wonder what it means for your eyes. It’s well-known that starting at screens for long periods causes excessive eye strain and can dry out your eyes.
So, people ponder if a higher resolution is better or worse. Some say the added resolution is better as you squint less. Others claim it’s worse because it makes the screen brighter.
The truth is that there’s hardly any evidence to suggest either statement is true or not. Currently, it seems to have the same effect as any other screen. Most experts recommend looking on sites like eyeglasses.com for some blue light blocking lenses to wear while watching TV. This will be the best defense against computer vision and eye strain – the screen resolution doesn’t make a difference.
Is it worth getting an 8K TV in 2020?
To be honest, most streaming services and cable TV companies have only just got on-board with the 4K bandwagon! You will struggle to find a lot of 8K content to take advantage of your new television.
As far as gaming goes, you won’t find many games supporting 8K either. However, some 8K TVs are capable of scaling up 4K content to make it 8K, and the results are impressive.
Check out the video above to see this in action! The primary debate is whether you want to pay for an 8K TV when 4K options are more affordable. For many of you, it might be best to wait until more 8K products arrive, driving the prices down.
It’s always interesting to look at future and current technology trends. 8K TV is definitely here to stay, and it will be the next biggest development in the television world. Things are just getting started, but expect 2021 to be a big year for 8K.
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