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Samsung's 8K TV uses AI that 'learns' to upscale low-res video

Is it already time for another upgrade?
Richard Lawler, @Rjcc
01.07.18 in AV
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In 2013 Samsung introduced a $40,000 85-inch 4K TV with an easel-like design, before showing off an 8K demo unit in 2014. Now at CES 2018 Samsung is showing off this 8K-resolution Q9S that continues the same design strategy, just with more pixels and AI inside. Pit that against LG's 88-inch 8K OLED, and it looks like 2016's LG-versus-Samsung battle is ready to resume.

We don't have details like a price or release date for the Q9S, but the 85-inch monster features a "proprietary algorithm" to upscale lower-res video for its Super Hi-Vision screen. The artificial intelligence comes in with its ability to "learn from itself" to improve over time -- which could be interesting if it works well, and could also lead to some incredible self-created artifacts if something goes wrong.

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