File this one under unobtainable, on a couple of levels, but Sharp has announced plans to put up an 85-inch ‘8K TV’ for sale this October.
The asking price is a, rather hefty, ¥16 million (£85,000) and it’s a product really geared toward commercial use; it does have TV tuners inside but, of course, it’s not like it could pick up any 8K content through them, right now. Japan’s national broadcaster, NHK, does have plans for broadcast resolutions of 7680 x 4320p, down the line, but you can’t imagine these are going to sell in any great numbers. Nevertheless, it’s still good to see Sharp pushing the envelope.
For a few more technical details; the LCD panel packs in 33,177,600 pixels at 104 pixels per inch and sports four HDMI 2.0a inputs. The IGZO panel has a claimed contrast ratio of 100,000:1, with viewing angles of 176 degrees; it’s also HDR capable and the product number is LV-85001.
You can get your orders in from October 31st 2015 and if you want to go see it, get yourself put to the CEATEC tradeshow in Japan next month.
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