The TVs have arrived, but where's the broadcast infrastucture and content?
TVs with stunning 8K resolution — a whopping 16 times more picture information than HD — have had a limited presence at CES in recent years, primarily as technology demonstrations, but this week they could be a lot more prominent. In advance of the annual Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, LG has already revealed an 88-inch 8K OLED display, and manufacturers such as Samsung, Sony and Panasonic also can be expected to show 8K at their exhibits.
Anything will look amazing on these ultra high-quality displays, but if you want to watch true 8K pictures on an 8K TV, don’t hold your breath. It’s not happening anytime soon — at least not in the U.S. and most of the world.