The first 8K TV channel started broadcasting in Japan


Image: IFA 2018 | Source: CNET

According to local time exactly as planned, at 10 am on 1 December, Japanese TV networks officially started to broadcast 4K and 8K channels via satellite. Despite several years of testing, NHK is currently the only channel with a 22.2-channel sound at 8K resolution . TV in the directory first film situated 2001: A Space Odyssey , while the BBC by published by Warner Bros. reports he only rescanned the original 70mm of the film for this release.

The broadcast, which is still literally in its early days, is not very popular because almost no one has 8K TV. To watch the broadcast 8K TV is not enough, a special receiver is needed. Super Hi-Vision TVs sold by Sharp include a special receiver, but the price starts at $ 6,600. Even if you provide all of this, you need to plug four HDMI cables at the same time to transfer this resolution to the TV, as the HDMI 2.1 standard is not fully implemented. Don’t die, don’t die.

22.2 sound system

8K TV edition, which we expect to accelerate with this move, will be particularly effective in Japan. NHK, which wants to publish the Tokyo Olympics to be held in 2020 in this quality, will see what steps we will take. In addition to broadcasters, TV producers are expected to give full support to this movement.

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