UHDTV gets two specifications, UHDTV 4K and UHDTV 8K

UHDTV specs include 4K, 8K resolutions, includes 3840x2160, and wait for it... 7860x4320.

@anthony256
Published Tue, May 29 2012 4:27 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:28 PM CST

The International Telecommunications Union (ITU) have just become my new best friends as they have "agreed a draft new Recommendation on the technical details for 'Ultra High Definition Television'", but have decided something for UHDTV, that both 3840x2160 and future 7860x4320 screens keep the same UHDTV moniker.

UHDTV gets two specifications, UHDTV 4K and UHDTV 8K | TweakTown.com

While that sounds simplistic, it is confusing. Because 4K is not 8K, and vica versa, yet they share the same 'UHDTV' name. 4K sports eight megapixels, where 8K features an eye-busting 32 megapixels.

What are your thoughts on this? Why would they name UHDTV and jam both 4K and 8K standards into it? Why not have UHDTV 4K and UHDTV 8K? How hard would that be? Adopting two ultra-high def TV specs into a single moniker is just confusing, and annoying. "Hey, what UHDTV do you have?", "Oh, I have an HDTV". Hopefully this gets changed, but I highly doubt it will.

All I know is that I want an 8K TV, 8K games, 8K movies and TV shows, not tomorrow, but now.

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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