There’s a lot of hype around 8K TVs at the Consumer Electronics Show 2019 in Las Vegas. It will be a few years before there’s enough content to justify owning an 8K TV but manufacturers don’t want to wait that long before pushing out compatible TVs. To that end, TCL and Roku have announced that they are working on an 8K HDR TV that will be out in 2019.
TCL is working on this TV with its software partner Roku. The project has been announced today and the companies say that the first TCL-branded 8K Roku TV is going to be released by the end of this year.
“Roku is developing an 8K hardware reference design that TCL will be the first to license,” the company said in a press release, adding that the series will be available in sizes of 75 inches and larger.
Many 4K UHD TVs currently rely on upscaling technologies so that the content can take full advantage of the TV’s capabilities. Roku and TCL’s 8K TV is also going to provide “powerful upscaling performance” to bring more depth and clarity to the 4K and HD content of today.
No further information has been divulged about this project so far but we’re surely going to hear more about it in the coming months.