I'm sure it won't be long....
...before Big Buck Bunny is in 8K
On Wednesday the tech and audiovisual media community hyperventilated over Sharp’s announcement that it would begin selling an 8K TV screen next month. Japan’s AVwatch broke the news, with its experts saying that it would be useful for things like keyhole surgery ... and not just your home viewing pleasure. But before you go …
it does seem we have all become a bit jaded? At the very least screens of smaller sizes will continue to get cheaper.
I can't help thinking that video games will make use of this screen size, assuming you can get a video card to drive it!!
I would happily have one on my wall to look at my molecular systems ;-)
Yep, the human eye cannot perceive pixels of this density. But people will buy these claiming to see a difference, just like the folk that claim that they can tell the difference between 24 and 32-bit encoded FLAC files. (I'll take a 4 MB MP3 over a 30 MB FLAC file any day of the week, can't tell the difference anyway...)
Having worked on CAD workstations I know how frustrating it can be to have a team hunched over some tiny little screen showing a fraction of a design through a peep hole. With such a screen, you could finally show a significant part of the design and discuss it with others. No more scrolling, just your whole blueprint on one big screen. Everybody can just go there and look at the parts they are interested in. No more printouts just to talk about a design.
"Yep, the human eye cannot perceive pixels of this density. But people will buy these claiming to see a difference, just like the folk that claim that they can tell the difference between 24 and 32-bit encoded FLAC files."
You're absolutely right. Even in the link to the 8k youtube video, people claim the 8k video downscaled to display on their 1920x1080 display is sharper than a 1920x1080 video.
Anyway... I can give you a third reason besides "way too expensive" and "nothing to watch on it yet":
Look at the early adopters of HD sets. They bought a set, then once HD players came out, found out they'd been totally screwed over. Their set would have component inputs and possibly DVI, and they'd find out their player has HDMI and (due to movie company request) refuse to put out HD over the component connectors. This will happen to you if you get an 8k set now -- I guarantee whatever disc player you get years from now that supports 8k will NOT have 4 HDMI connectors!