It is undeniable that the 8K TV's that can be seen at IFA 2018 look beautiful, but unfortunately there is currently very little content that will make the most of their capabilities. Sharp has recognized that fact and his second generation 8K models are all capable of scaling normal 2K and 4K content.
The Sharp algorithm detects the number of pixel points in an image and scales them in real time to an 8K grid. The company claims that the resulting picture reflects "small details that convey astonishing realism and deliver a much improved viewing experience to the public".
Sharp thinks big and the new 8K models are available in three extra-large sizes: 60-inch, 70-inch and 80-inch. Over the past two years, the company has noticed an increase in demand for screens of more than 55 inches and decided to be ahead of the game by offering only the top models with cinema scale dimensions.
The three giant models will be available later this year in Asia and Europe from 2019. It has to announce details for customers in other areas.
Sharp also did not give prices, but the first 8K screen – the 70-inch LV-70X500E – sold for € 12,000 (about $ 14,000, £ 11,000, AU $ 19,000) when it arrived in April on the European coast, so we expect medium-sized models to carry a comparable price tag.
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