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Japanese TV station begins 8K broadcast tests

Japan leads the way with even more dots.

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Published Aug 2, 2016 12:57 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:59 AM CST

Japan has long trailblazed the world with the newest and hottest tech, but while the majority of the western world struggles to broadcast decent quality 1080i TV broadcasts - the nation's leading broadcaster has started 8k TV broadcasting. Yes - 8K.

Japanese TV station begins 8K broadcast tests | TweakTown.com

According to Advanced Television, NHK (the channel that has Domo as their mascot) has begun 8K and 4K tests to streamline the use of the technology ahead of the 2020 Olympic Games. Later this week, the channel will also broadcast the Rio Olympic games opening ceremony.

As good as my new new 4K TV looks, I can't help but feel it's a little out of date already...

Ben joined the TweakTown team in 2008 and has since reviewed 100s of movies. Ben is based in Australia and has been writing entertainment based news and reviews since 2002 and for TweakTown since 2007. A student of film, Ben brings a wide understanding of the medium to the latest happenings in entertainment circles and the latest blockbuster theatrical reviews.

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