This week's highlights include Japanese broadcaster NHK previewing 8K content at the SXSW festival, BenQ announcing pricing for its more affordable 4K projector and Amazon enabling Alexa voice calling on Fire, iOS and Android tablets.
Japanese state broadcaster NHK demoed 8K content at the recent South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin, Texas.
Video was shown on a 200in screen with a 22.2-channel audio set-up. The preview was done ahead of an announcement by the broadcaster about a new 8K channel that's set to go live towards the end of the year.
How much native 8K content there'll be on the channel remains to be seen, but with a couple of 8K TVs on the horizon, it seems some are embracing the latest TV tech quicker than expected.
BenQ's TK800 is a 4K HDR projector that aims to make 4K viewing even more affordable.
It's available in April for £1199 and has 3000 lumens of brightness, 3D and HDR10 support and can produce an image as big as 300in.
It also has dedicated 'Football' and 'Sport' modes, which aims to 'intensify green grass' but keep skin tones natural.
Amazon has released a new update to its Fire tablets, enabling users to send messages and make phone/video calls.
Android and iOS tablet owners can access the same features through a new version of the Alexa app.
However, the person you're contacting will need a compatible device as well as granting Amazon access to their contacts.
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