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Panasonic creating 8K ultra high definition plasma TV

....in its full 145 inch glory:

http://www.engadget.com/2012/04/27/panasonic-145-inch-8k-plasma-nhk-japan/

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Interesting little feature on the BBC website on 8k. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/programmes/click_online/9774380.stm

It is being driven by NHK and their spokesmen says they are not bothering with 4k (or 3d) but will go straight to 8k.

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It is WRONGLY NAMED. It should be called 16K, not 8K. The new 4K displays that we are being imminently threatened with have four times the resolution of normal full HD. But this particular Panasonic has 16 times the resolution of normal full HD, and so it should be called 16K. Calling it 8K is not logical, Captain.

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Great, even bigger tv's.

 

Everyone will have to buy a house with at least one 5m massive wall without windows so they can fit the biggest tv manufacturers can build.

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Son_of_SJ wrote:

It is WRONGLY NAMED. It should be called 16K, not 8K. The new 4K displays that we are being imminently threatened with have four times the resolution of normal full HD. But this particular Panasonic has 16 times the resolution of normal full HD, and so it should be called 16K. Calling it 8K is not logical, Captain.

 

4k is named as it is 4k pixels wide depending on the aspect ratio. Standard high def in cinema aspect ratio is 2k wide.  This TV is called 8k as it is approx 8k pixels wide, makes perfect sence.

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4k is named as it is 4k pixels wide depending on the aspect ratio. Standard high def in cinema aspect ratio is 2k wide.  This TV is called 8k as it is approx 8k pixels wide, makes perfect sence.

Hmmph! Well, in that case, standard 1920 x 1080 pictures should be called 2K, but nobody does ..... Still, I bow to your reasoning!

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Son_of_SJ wrote:

Paul. wrote:

4k is named as it is 4k pixels wide depending on the aspect ratio. Standard high def in cinema aspect ratio is 2k wide.  This TV is called 8k as it is approx 8k pixels wide, makes perfect sence.

Hmmph! Well, in that case, standard 1920 x 1080 pictures should be called 2K, but nobody does ..... Still, I bow to your reasoning!

Have you seen the full HD gold & black logo? 2K doesn't sound as attractive as Full HD.  Wink

It's all about marketing. It was important to market as HD to mark the next level of picture quality. 

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Actually, they should call it in megapixels Wink I think they avoided that as even full HD is only 2 megapixels which sounds very unimpressive as today's consumer cameras are in the dozens megapixels range. 4k is 4 times that i.e. abt 8 megapixels and 8k is 4 times 4k, i.e. abt 32 megapixels Wink

Really it has to be taken in the whole context of viewing - pixel density, screen size, viewing angle/screen distance/field of view. It is the combination of high pixel density (i.e. image resolution/quality) while filling one's entire field of view that creates the enhanced experience.

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What will 'feed' these devices? Do we have the necessary broadcast bandwidth on Satellite or terrestrial? There is no talk of another physical disk format so I doubt that will happen. That leaves internet download/streaming. What internet speed is necessary to comfortably handle 8K streaming?

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What internet speed is necessary to comfortably handle 8K streaming?

All of it.  The whole Internet.  In theory, if you need 4mbps for 1080p streaming, you would need 64mbps for 8K.  But even that would be heavily compressed bitrates, no where near optimum.

 

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So basically they've built this 8K telly but really, no established technology exists to stream data to it fast enough to produce anything but 32 megapixel slideshows. Well that's...useful.!

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As impressive as it looks, I can't help thinking that if you want a picture that big, a projector would be the better choice.

Are 8K projectors a possibility?

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Anything is possible. 1TB discs were created in 2010, so there could be a new generation of players. 8K projectors will come. 10 Gbps internet may become the norm. When? No idea!

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Anything is possible. 1TB discs were created in 2010, so there could be a new generation of players. 8K projectors will come. 10 Gbps internet may become the norm. When? No idea!
Exactly. Who would have believed when the first mobile phones came out, the size of a brick and costing thousands of pounds, that within a few years most UK teenagers would have a smart phone? If they don't build the TVs and cameras how will we ever push the other developments required?
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In 2011 I switched from SD and DVD with DTS or DD sound to HD TV and BluRay with 24/96 sound and I am very happy with the quality of sound and picture, although content lags behind a bit (only 4 hd channels on freview, for example). The step up in qualilty was a very enjoyable benefit of progress in tech and media.

I am sure 8k is 5-7 years minimum away but when it comes it will be great!

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