Samsung 8K TVs arent actually 8K says LG

A picture of an LG 8K TV

Does anyone really need a 8K? (Picture: LG)

Companies are already trying to make 8K televisions the next must-buy piece of hardware but LG claims many of them arent true 8K displays.

Its weird to talk about 8K displays when 4K is still relatively in its infancy, with 4K programming still only being broadcasted by a select few sources. 8K is definitely on the horizon, but electronics manufacturer LG says that TVs created by Samsung shouldnt be labelled as 8K.

Even when it comes to console gaming true 4K is relatively rare and will only become more common in the next generation. At the moment though even top-end PC desktops struggle with 4K resolutions.

However, technology is always advancing, so the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) has announced an official industry standard and accompanying logo for 8K ultra-high-definition televisions.

Up to 98" 8K QLED
Quantom Dot Technology
AI Upscaling to 8K (up scales any content to 8K)
Quantum Processor 8K
Support for iTunes Movies and TV

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This association represents more than 2,200 consumer companies, including Sony, LG, and Samsung.

The inclusion of LG and Samsung is interesting, as at the moment they are both heavily invested in the 8K standard but theyve been squabbling over what an actual 8K display is.

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LGs issue with Samsung isnt with the 8K resolution, as both TVs offer 7680×4320; its because of something called contrast modulation. According to LG, this isnt good enough in Samsung 8K TVs and so they insist they shouldnt count as 8K.

Samsung, however, claim that contrast modulation isnt that important and that brightneRead More – Source