It goes without saying that there must be progress in the world of technology, otherwise it would be a shame for things to remain as they are after all these years. Just as we are getting used to the idea of 2K screens on our smartphones as well as 4K content on our TVs, it seems that Japan has other ideas. Bigger and theoretically speaking, better ones, of course. Toshiba as well as Nippon Telegraph and Telephone (NTT) are working on a new kind of technology which is said to increase the boundaries of resolution through the use of software that will pave the way for smooth broadcasts of 8K-resolution video right into the living room.
Each of the companies will be working on an independent basis, but they happen to be developing software that will hopefully, if all goes well, be able to see action at the Tokyo Olympics when 2020 rolls around. Back in the 1964 Olympics in Tokyo, Japan managed to showcase to the world their speedy recovery from the horrors of World War 2, and it is hoped that the next Olympics will be a place for the Land of the Rising Sun that is famous for its technological prowess to showcase its strengths yet again.
The software developed by Toshiba is said to be inexpensive, where it can compress 8K video transmissions in real-time. This will enable broadcasters to make use of the software when it comes to live events, with plans to commercialize it for 4K first before 8K comes into the picture.
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