8K TVs disadvantages

Premium TVs with an 8K resolution screen went on sale en masse in 2018. If we consider the need to create a TV with such a screen, then there is no particular need so far. It’s just that the leading manufacturers decided to experiment and create a line of TVs with such screens. Start the production of 8K resolution screens and see how such TVs will be sold. As a result, televisions are sold, many users like these televisions, manufacturers are expanding the line of televisions, and they prefer not to talk about the shortcomings.

What is wrong with 8K TVs

  • No real 8K content, 8K mainly offers Youtube. And this is a video of nature. The film industry is not interested in this format, for two reasons it is not necessary in 8K cinemas, and secondly, if you take a close-up of the faces of the actors, you will see all the pimples and flaws on the faces, this is not aesthetically pleasing and the audience will not like it.
  • Mostly 8K TVs are used to play videos of other UHD or FHD formats, performing image scaling.
  • It is not possible to transfer 8K video in real format without compression to a TV, the same Youtube uses the VP9 codec, and any compression is a loss of quality. Many will say why not, the new HDMI 2.1 format is adopted. But over HDMI 2.1, you can transfer 8K at 30 frames per second without compression. To transmit 8K video with a higher frequency, the video stream must be compressed with codecs, HDMI does not have enough bandwidth.
  • LAN port with a speed of 100Mbps, its speed is enough only for compressed video. To transfer uncompressed 8K, you need a port with a speed of 10 Gbit per second, but it is still expensive. Televisions have not yet connected optics to the Internet, perhaps in televisions optical ports will appear in a couple of years.
  • Most viewers do not see the difference between 4K and 8K when watching TV from a standard distance. The human eye simply cannot distinguish pixels. Only people with 100% vision distinguish 4K from 8K, and then they estimate the difference in image quality as insignificant.

Worth buying an 8K TV or not

The question is controversial, if you like, you can buy, but you will not get something beyond the natural. It’s just a TV with a screen that has small pixels. Yes, on such a TV it is convenient to play video games if your computer or game console supports this screen resolution. For watching videos, the 8K TV offers no advantages over 4K TVs.

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  1. It’s extremely disappointed that 8K cannot deliver the expectations that the viewer is or was hoping for. When I got rid of my HD TV, I had to seek advice on the kind of TV remaining suitable for my needs and advised to settle with a Sony-KD43XH8196 TV.

    With any new technology coming out all the time. I would suggest researching the product before purchasing. And, that I have to be ‘blunt’ that, if one isn’t satisfied with their 8K purchase, then chances are, little chance in returning and getting a full refund.

    While I remain happy with the recommended TV (shown above.) I continue having trouble getting some features to work and have an outstanding case with Sony as I write. I can imagine the sheer frustration purchasing 8K and being just as disappointed as I am now with it failing to ‘live up’ the hype that it’s made out to be. So I have learnt something here already by refraining from jumping on the bandwagon too soon. I.e. Over a new product coming on to the market.


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