While the world is still trying to get adjusted to the 4K TV technology LG has unveiled the world’s first ever 8K OLED TV at the recent IFA 2018 tech show in Berlin where all major tech companies came from all over the world to showcase their latest and best technology. This massive 88 inch television is four times the pixel count of 4K and sixteen times that of standard HDTV. That’s over 33 million pixels at a 7,680 × 4,320 resolution.
The South Korean electronics giant LG need no other competition. It has solidly cemented it’s position as the number one innovator in display technology in the world. Of course LG is not the only company to unveil an 8K TV at IFA 2018,Samsung also unveiled it’s own 8K TV but it’s not OLED technology, Samsung calls it QLED ( Quantum LED ) which in my opinion cannot be matched to the OLED. The 8K OLED TV is no doubt going to be the future of TV technology
But there’s a problem !
The world is still trying to adjust to the 4K TV technology with limited contents, now manufacturers are trying to force 8K TV down our throats. I think the 8K TV will not receive a warm welcome just yet, not when we only have 4K content available through streaming services like Netflix, Amazon, YouTube, Vudu, SONY PS4 Pro and via 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray discs. Where’s the 8K content going to come from? Without 8K content, the 8K TV is just useless and there’s no way to enjoy it. It’s good to know the technology is out there but I don’t think we’re ready for it yet. Hopefully by 2020 we will begin to have 8K contents available in order to match the 8K TV.