The movie and camera industry may be moving up from 1080p/2K to 4K, but Panasonic and NHK are looking even further ahead. Today the team unveiled a 145-inch screen with an 8K resolution. The plasma TV doesn’t require a backlight, helping the duo reach the massive size.
8K translates to an exact resolution of 7,680×4,320, and while there’s no publicly available 8K footage, NHK has been experimenting with an 8K image sensor, the output of which could be displayed on this TV natively. In order to reduce the flicker that comes with driving plasma TVs at such a high resolution, Panasonic and NHK created a brand new driving method which they claim can display 8K with rock solid stability.
The TV is designed to promote the research and development of Super Hi-Vision, something NHK has been working on for several years. They also intend to film the upcoming Olympics in SHV with the help of the BBC. Public screenings are being arranged in Japan, the US, and the UK, so if you didn’t get tickets, 8K on such a large screen may be the next best thing to actually being there.
[via Panasonic Japan]