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8K Attack: LG's and Samsung's super high-res TVs are here

When Ultra HD goes to 11.

Richard Lawler , @Rjcc
01.08.16 in AV
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We're barely emotionally adjusted to the existence of 4K, but already tech companies are looking to the next big thing. Sharp put its $130,000 8K TV on sale last year while this week both LG and Samsung showed off "real" 98-inch Super Hi-Vision screens. LG said its 8K television would go on sale in the second half of this year, but it didn't specify a price. Samsung doesn't have a release date or price for its TV either, but the bigger question of what you can even connect to these behemoths also has no answer. The last time I saw an 8K broadcast, it needed an Internet2 connection and a decoder the size of a doghouse just to work, so it's probably still a few years away from being feasible. Still, if these hit the market, maybe they can take a hint from Dish's Hopper 3 and watch four 4K videos at once.

Gallery: LG and Samsung 98-inch 8K TVs at CES 2016 | 14 Photos

[Photos by Will Lipman]

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