Australian T3 - - THE TEAM -

We know what you’re think­ing. An 8K TV? Bril­liant. Thanks, T3. But what about the rather size­able ele­phant in the room: that your loyal fans have re­cently up­graded to a 4K TV – HDR too, no doubt – and we’re only just start­ing to see 4K HDR con­tent com­ing to town. Un­der­stand­ably, Sharp’s an­nounce­ment that it’s re­leas­ing such a panel – a 70-inch, world-first, boast­ing four times the res­o­lu­tion of your now could-be-re­dun­dant 4K TV – as early as au­tumn 2018, might come as a shock. But, as ever, tech con­tin­ues apace and it won’t be too long be­fore we start to see 8K con­tent in the wild. To en­sure a good foot­ing, Sharp has, at the same time, promised to put in the ap­pro­pri­ate in­vest­ment and build an 8K ecosys­tem to sup­port its bleed­ing-edge screen – it’s al­ready con­firmed an 8K pro­fes­sional cam­corder and re­ceiver, and Ja­pan’s NHK is set to broad­cast 8 K sig­nals next year. Then there’ s Hol­ly­wood-spe­cial­ist RED, which re­cently shot Guardian soft he Galaxy Vol.2 in 8K us­ing its new Weapon 8K cam­era. Un­til we reach this 8K utopia, Sharp’s beast will hap­pily up­scale HD and 4K. $TBC,

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