8K, also called Super Hi-Vision, is shorthand for a resolution of 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels—16 times that of today’s high-definition televisions.
First there was 1080p. Then there was 4K.
Now, Japan electronics giant Sharp will begin limited sales of so-called 8K televisions next month. The TVs, also called “Super Hi-Vision,” have a resolution of 7,680 pixels by 4,320 pixels—an incredible 16 times that of today’s high-definition sets (4X the 4K models) and better than most movie theaters you’ve been to.
Don’t expect to buy one anytime soon, though—the first sets (model LV-85001) will be offered to TV broadcasters and video production companies beginning October 30. How much, you ask? About $125,000, according to the Japanese newspaper Nikkei.