This $55,000 98-inch 8K TV is actually ‘cheap’


BERLIN — 8K TVs are coming sooner than we thought…even if there’s no 8K content to watch on them.

Samsung and LG both announced 98-inch 8K TVs at CES and now Changhong, a Chinese consumer electronics company, has one too. And it’s still expensive.

It’s one expensive screen, but compared to the $ 133,000 85-inch Sharp 8K TV released last year in Japan, it’s a hell of a lot cheaper. 

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For the money, you’ll get an OLED screen for really deep black levels, increased brightness and higher contrast and a 7,680 x 4,320 resolution that has four times as many pixels as a 4K UHD TV. The 8K TV runs on Android, supports High Dynamic Range+ (HDR) — because every new TV has HDR and  it’s the future of TV and content apparently — and Dolby Digital Plus . Read more…

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