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8K (Yes, 8K) Broadcasts Just Took a Major Step Forward

Back in May of 2012 the NHK's science & Technology Research Lab in Japan successfully broadcasted an 8K, 7680x4320 signal over a distance of 2.7 miles using UHF frequencies. As a proof of concept it showed that 8K TV could be successfully delivered to televisions over the air, but it lacked the distance of traditional TV broadcasts. Read More >>

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Want One of Sony's Affordable 4K TVs? 55-Inches Will Run You £4,000

We've finally got shipping dates and prices for Sony's surprisingly affordable 4K TVs in the UK. The Bravia X9 is now up for pre-order starting at a wallet-crushing, but-slightly-less-than-a-car, £4,000 for the 55-incher, with its bigger 65-inch brother setting you back a £6,000. Considering that's basically what a top-end HDTV cost up until about 4 years ago, that's practically reasonable. Both ship mid-June if you've got the collateral. Read More >>

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How 4K TV Works

Imagine 80-inch screens with quadruple the image quality of Full HD, plus passive 3D content that you'd consider actually watchable. That's 4K TV technology. It could deliver a stunning home theater experience—just as soon as 4K-enabled TV's like Sony's latest begin to cost less than a Kia. Read More >>

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Japan Successfully Broadcasts an 8K Signal Over the Air: Prepare To Upgrade Your TVs Again

We assumed the gorgeous 8K ultra-HDTVs we saw at CES this year were years away. But Japan's NHK has just completed the first over-the-air broadcast of a 7680x4320 signal using UHF frequencies—just when you'd finished paying off your giant HDTV display. Read More >>

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