With 4K television and video technology being all the rage, Sharp has decided to skip past that, and go on to create the first 8K television for consumption.
Sharp has announced that the LV-85001 TV, with the world’s first production ready 8K display, is ready to be launched as early as October this year.
It is 85 inches wide, and has Super-Hi-Vision visuals.
I suppose it is a bit overkill as there is not a lot of 4K content out there as it is, and it is expected that the super high definition content for 8K videos will not be actually broadcast sometime in 2018.
The LV-85001 will come with a built in TV tuner, 4 HDMI 2.0 inputs, and an IGZO panel that supports a 176 degree viewing angle and a contrast ratio is 100,000:1. The resolution – 7680 x 4320 – is about 16 times that of the standard and somewhat low grade in context, HD display of 1080p.
It is going to cost $133,000 (¥16 million), and will start off being only sold via Sharp’s business to business sales unit.