We're not even comfortable with the 4K TVs that are here, and now we're being teased with 8K TVs throwing an insane 7680x4320 resolution into the mix. Sharp has started teasing its first 8K TV, with an 85-inch 8K TV set to be released next month.
The new 85-inch 8K TV will feature Sharp's IGZO (indium gallium zinc oxide) backplane, as well as a slew of other technologies. The mammoth 8K TV will be aimed at commercial and specialized applications, including content creation, digital signage, museums, professional, military, healthcare, and other industries.
But what about 8K content, you ask? Good question. NHK will begin broadcasting 8K super hi-vision content sometime in 2018, which is when we're to expect consumers to start snapping up 8K TVs. But, outside of that, we have no idea what type of content there will be for 8K TVs, as gaming is going to require an insane amount of horsepower to drive that resolution. But with technologies like NVIDIA's Pascal architecture right around the corner, as well as the shrink down to 16nm and HBM2, we should be good as gold.