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8K Association announced Performance Specification for Consumer TVs

8K – an organization with a mission to increase appreciation and awareness of 8K products which will provide an even higher level of entertainment which is paramount to large-screen entertainment.

Their activities include development performance and interface specifications, compliance logo programs, education and coordination with 8K ecosystem developers to help build the 8K market.

The 8K Association(8KA), has 16 members and expanding. Its membership constitutes global leadership in consumer electronics, display manufacturing, ingredient technology providers as well as content and distribution.

8K Association board members include AUO, Hisense, Panasonic, Samsung Electronics, TCL plus newly added Board members Samsung Display, Tencent and Xperi.  New Principle members are Novatek and V-Silicon; new Associate members include Innolux, Chili and Louis Pictures; while new Supporter members are Intel, ATEME and AstroDesign. 

As per a recent post by 8K Association More manufacturers are selling 8K TVs or are going to have models on sale soon, and ahead of the IFA, 2019 trade show, an industry group has released its “performance spea certification” for consumers TVs. 

They’re pushing this spec as a set of display performance for HDR, color performance and more that establishes what customers can expect when they see a TV with its logo and are working on a compliance test. The specs include:

  • Resolution: 7680 x 4320 pixels
  • Input Frame Rate: 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second
  • Display Luminance: More than 600 nits peak Luminance
  • Codec: HEVC
  • Interface: HDMI 2.1

Those are the publicly listed requirements, while details available to members of the organization include 8K Input Parameters (bit depth, frame rate, chroma subsampling), Display Performance (resolution, peak brightness, black level, color gamut, white point), and the Interface & Media formats (High Dynamic Range, codec).

There is a need to see more of these TVs in action, but if there’s a consumer need of a reason to upgrade that goes further than a mere pixel and resolution count, then these specs may be key in pushing the new displays, just like HDR was for 4K sets when they began to appear. 

This technological movement is appreciable to have brought the innovation into the forefront and the complete set of specs is yet to be witnessed. Overall the performance will speak for itself in the market and will enhance the information category accordingly. 

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Nina Young

Nina is a tech enthusiast, a programmer, and a Chess player who lives in New Jersey. She deeply believes that technology now has the capability to shape the future of people if used in the right direction.

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