Over at the IFA 2011 in Berlin this week, Sharp demonstrated the TV of the future. Unnamed at the moment (well, it doesn’t need a name for you to remember it) – it is the world’s first 8K4K display. 85” in size, the display has a resolution of 7680 x 4320, which is 4 times more than what we get with our current HD standard – 1080p. Even our digital cinemas today don’t go beyond 4K resolution. While we weren’t there to check it out in person, the video footage of the display looked extremely impressive.
While like all hardware out there – there’s no point of having an awesome piece of hardware with no content to make use of it, and that’s a “problem” faced by the 8K4K TV. While there was a demonstration video played on the TV to show off its capabilities, there’s really not a lot of content available to take advantage of it right now. However, Sharp doesn’t plan to put the display on sale so soon. Experimental broadcasting for 8K4K TVs will only begin in 2020 – so you can tell we’re a long way off before we see these awesome TVs in our living rooms. Check out a video interview with Sharp’s product manager for the display: