What the Tech: New 8K TVs

What the Tech

Just when you think you have the latest technology, something new comes out that you just have to have.

Some of the major players in the tv world introduced new sets that are supposed to be much better than the one you’re watching now. 

Televisions are always a big star at CES. They’re always getting bigger and always getting brighter. You may be watching this newscast right now on a 4K television, but pretty soon you’ll want one of these 8K TVs.

Every TV company is touting new 8K televisions with 4 times the resolution of 4K televisions, what does that mean?

Resolution is based on how many little pixels or dots are on the screen. So we went from about 8 million little dots on the screen on a 4K TV, to over 33 million on an 8K TV.

That’s a lot of numbers, what does it all mean? Who really needs an 8K TV?

As consumers are buying bigger and bigger TVs, they’re not moving their couches back so they’re sitting closer and closer to the TV.

With 8K, I could have a 300-inch screen and sit about 10 feet away. Can you imagine that? We’re talking about the cinema experience.

For everyone who wouldn’t want a 300-inch television in their home, there are the new TVs that hide the fact you even have one.

We have the ability now to build a rollable television. This is our R9 signature OLED TV for 2019.

Credit card thin, the TV rolls up from a box when you want to watch something. And roll back into a bench when you’re not watching.

None of these TVs are available yet. You can’t run out and buy one now. The good news is that when they have released the prices of 4K televisions will come down.

There is one Samsung 8K television model on sale now for $15,000.

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