4k and 8k TVs to replace HDTV soon

March 19th, 2012

DirecTV begins working on broadcasting Ultra HDTV signals – Yahoo! News.  When 1920×1080 imagery just doesn’t cut it, I guess, you’ll soon need to upgrade to a 4000 or 8000 pixel wide television receiver. Some of those pixels might be used to deliver 3D imaging too … but what will we do with the hundreds of millions of HDTVs that are suddenly out of date?

Tests show that a lot of people do not notice any difference between 1280x720p and 1920x1080p – but marketing will likely convince them they absolutely must upgrade to 8k 🙂

Posting will remain light as I will likely be traveling to visit a close relative that experienced an emergency last week.

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