EU Power Ruling Will Turn Off 8K Sales

March 2023 will be Armageddon for the 8K industry in Europe. New EU power consumption regulations will go into effect then — and the new power consumption limits required for 8K TVs (and microLED-based displays) are so low that experts claim no devices will pass. Not a one. This effectively bans the sale of 8K […]

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SDVoE Alliance Announces 8K AV-over-IP Transport Solution in Upcoming Transmitter and Receiver Products

The SDVoE Alliance announced what it calls the “world’s first 8K AV-over-IP transport solution.” Soon-to-be-released SDVoE transmitters and receivers deliver 8K video across a standard network and are entirely backward compatible with 4K SDVoE systems. HDMI 2.1 defines many 8K formats with varying bit depth, chroma subsampling, frame rate and color space. SDVoE 8K supports […]

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A Holly Jolly Holiday SDVoE LIVE! + HDR and 8K Explained

THIS IS A PROMOTED POST I don’t really know what I expected from the SDVoE LIVE! Holiday Special, but I can tell you that I definitely did not expect to see Justin Kennington come right out of the gate in a vest and red velvet slippers. Matt Dodd said Kennington looked like Rupert Bear. No […]

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8K Association Updates Performance Spec for Mark Program

The 8K Association (8KA) has published an updated performance specification for the 8K Association Certified mark program. TV shoppers looking for televisions that offer four times the resolution available from 4K TVs and that meet the high-performance standards of the 8K Association Certified program will benefit from the new broader performance requirements applied to 8K […]

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Hitachi Debuts New 8K Dockable Camera With OPF CMOS

Hitachi Kokusai Electric America (Hitachi Kokusai) just debuted its SK-UHD8060B dockable 8K UHDTV camera. The company’s fifth-generation 8K acquisition solution, the SK-UHD8060B combines the features of previous Hitachi 8K models with a new organic photoconductive CMOS image sensor to capture 8K video with expanded dynamic range. Existing 8K camera sensors have been limited in their […]

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The 8K Association Announces Certified Program for 8K TVs

The 8K Association (8KA) announced that a Certified program for 8K TVs is now available for TVs that meet the exacting requirements outlined by the 8K Association. 8K Association Certified TVs feature four times as many pixels as standard 4K TVs for impactfully realistic clarity and deliver exceptional contrast and color for striking high dynamic […]

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Rants and rAVes — Episode 914: Sharp Talks 8K, WCD and Almo Experience on Today’s Videocast

Gary was joined by Sharp USA‘s distribution sales manager, Dave Lacoff, the VP of new business, Cliff Quiroga and Mehryn Corrigan, its associate director of alliance partner marketing for a four-way videocast that covered two of the hottest new technologies in the ProAv market. Sharp was the first collaboration board company to announce their version of the all-new […]

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Sony Aims Crystal LED, Up to 16K Resolution, at High-End HomeAV Market

Sony Electronics today announced the availability of its Crystal LED display system for home installation. Having initially introduced the technology for use in commercial and entertainment venues, Sony Electronics now offers residential configurations and installation — up to 16K. Crystal LED is available in the following configurations: Full HD Size (18 Units): 110-inch diagonal @ 8 […]

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The First of the 8K Performance Specs Debuts from the 8K Association

The 8K Association (8KA), the cross-industry group focused on facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has announced that key performance attributes for 8K televisions have been defined as part of the 8KA technical program. Performance criteria were created in concert with the association’s membership which include leading consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and other […]

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Sharp Ships Commercial 8K 80″ Display

The new Sharp 80″ 8M-B80AX1U 8K UHD display, what Sharp says is the only commercially-available 7680×4320 resolution monitor, is now shipping. Aimed at design studios and TV broadcasters, it’s specified with 800 cd/m2 (or up to 4,000 cd/m2 peak level), includes HDR (high dynamic range) technology, has a 10-bit extended color range that literally delivers […]

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The Truth About the New TechLogix “Gaming Market” Fiber Optic Cables

TechLogix Networx has launched HDMI and DisplayPort video cables that they claim are specifically designed for electronic gaming and esports competition. Huh? The press announcement said, “Unlike traditional video cables which are limited in length and video-processing speed, TechLogix cables leverage a fiber optic core that supports true, real-time 8K and 4K120 video with bandwidths […]

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VESA Details New DisplayPort 2.0 Spec – Aimed at 8K Video and Beyond

The Video Electronics Standards Association (VESA) announced last week that it has released version 2.0 of the DisplayPort (DP) audio/video standard. DP 2.0 is the first major update to the DisplayPort standard since March 2016 and provides up to a 3x increase in data bandwidth performance compared to the previous version of DisplayPort (DP 1.4a), […]

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Sharp’s InfoComm 2019 Booth Is Business as Usual

For InfoComm 2019, Sharp Electronics has decided to build a day-in-the-life of the office-style booth with AV everywehre: Reception Lobby: Breathtaking 8K resolution welcomes you to our world You will be greeted at the Sharp booth by business VIPs, including the upcoming 80″ Class 8K UHD display. In addition, the recently launched 75″ Class (74 […]

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The Reality of 8K

By Jonathan Brawn, CTS, DSCE, DSDE, DSNE, DCME, ISF-C It seems like just yesterday we saw the launch of the new 4K UHD (Ultra High Definition) spec that was set to revolutionize the display industry. Boasting four times the effective resolution of our then state-of-the-art 1080p FHD (full high definition), this new technology was supposedly […]

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Futuresource Consulting on What New Tech to Expect at ISE

ISE 2019, the world’s largest exhibition for AV and systems integration professionals, opens its doors in a few days and is expected to draw more than 80,000 visitors. As the industry gears up for the show, Futuresource Consulting has identified the key trends and technologies that you need to look out for, including: Digital Signage, […]

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After a Year of Showing It, Sharp Makes 8K Monitor Launch Official – And Is Already Shipping It

The new 70″ 8M-B70AU 8K LCD monitor is now available from Sharp using a native 7680×4320 resolution display, that’s technically 16 times higher than 1080p full HD — 33 million pixels. Specified at a 3000:1 contrast ratio, 400 cd/m2 brightness and integrated HDR, the 8M-B70AU converts any inkling signal to 8K resolution and has full […]

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intoPIX Shows 8K AV-Over-IP at InfoComm 2018

intoPIX has extended its IP-cores, SDKs and Reference Designs suitable for different network requirements (e.g., 1 Gig or 10 Gig) at InfoComm in Las Vegas, June 6-8. As a point of reference, Crestron uses intoPIX for their AV-over-IP solution, the NVX. The company will be demonstrating their 8K TICO FPGA IP-coresat at InfoComm in booth […]

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Check out Sharp’s Display Solutions for Smarter Offices and Education Spaces at InfoComm 2018

Sharp is preparing to show their most innovative display solutions at the biggest event in the industry! While you’re at Sharp Booth #C2334 join them for a complimentary coffee at the café, beer at happy hour and get your caricature sketched on our 4K Ultra-HD AQUOS BOARD interactive display system! Here are some of the […]

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So You Want to Go to CES? Nah, No You Don’t. Really, You Don’t – Here’s Your CES 2018 Guide So You Don’t Have to Go

During the CES (Consumer Electronics Show) each year, nearly every big consumer tech company debuts something new — and many of them will declare it “disruptive” or “game-changing” or “innovative” or one of a dozen or so other self-congratulatory adjectives that mean nothing. And all the while, the city for Las Vegas commences to ripping people off […]

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A German Company Will Be at InfoComm With 8K Transmission System, Claims Six Miles

Germany-based Guntermann & Drunck GmbH and its subsidiary G&D North America Inc. is debuting at InfoComm 2017 an 8K resolution (7680×4320) capable KVM product. One of these 8K solutions is the KVM extender DP1.2-VisionXG. The KVM extender system consists of a computer module and a user module. It allows users to operate their computers remotely while benefitting from the pixel-perfect, uncompressed […]

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Extron Quantum Ultra Modular 4K Videowall Processor Ships

Extron has announced the availability of the Quantum Ultra, a modular 4K videowall processor with high-performance scaling and windowing technology for a wide range of applications. The Quantum Ultra features the Extron Vector 4K 4:4:4 scaling engine and 400 Gbps HyperLane video bus capable of carrying a multitude of high-resolution sources for unmatched real-time performance. […]

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Transforming the Industry at InfoComm 2016 : My Disruptive Top 10

For the third year at the show I picked my top 10 solutions, however this year I actually looked for a different angle – as in has disruptive become a worn out term in the industry? I asked around, on the verge of a social media game, to come up with that word to replace […]

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AVPhenom to Demonstrate WORLD’S FIRST “Beyond 8K” Viewer LIVE!

I am proud to announce that given my writing on the subject of resolutions that span from UHD, 4K and beyond, I have been chosen to demonstrate an exclusive new technology on the InfoComm16 floor. We all know that the real advantages of UHD, 4K, and 8K will come to fruition as we continue to add […]

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Sharp to Debut 85″ 8K Monitor at ISE

Sharp will be one of a few stands to debut 8K (7680×4320) displays at ISE. Technically, Sharp’s 8K officially debuted last fall but most people have never seen the 85” monitor since only shipped a handful of them. It lists around $150,000 (137,000 Euros) Part of the Super H-Vision line, the LV-85001 uses Sharp’s IGZO […]

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Panasonic Claims Single-Cable and Connector Solution for 8K Distribution (Hint: Fiber)

Panasonic Corporation today announced that it has developed single cable and connector solution that enable the transmission of uncompressed full-spec 8K video signals. Currently, to transmit video signal via connector-equipped cables from an 8K signal source or other devices to an 8K display, 4K-equivalent images are transmitted using four HDMI cables, and then they are […]

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Here Comes 8K

Sharp Electronics showed an 8K TV at CES. That’s 7,680×4,320 pixels (that’s 33 megapixels). But, they’ll never ship it. Why? Well, Sharp exited the consumer TV business earlier this year. But, the commercial AV version will be ready to ship next month — at least in the U.S. It will ship in Europe and Asia […]

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When Will the 8K Display Market Start?

By Yoonsung Chung DisplaySearch UHD (4K) resolution is becoming mainstream in the high-end TV market. UHD TV panel shipments reached only 63K in 2012, but jumped to 19M in 2014. IHS forecasts 4K TV panel penetration will double in 2015, reaching 15%. Penetration is forecast to increase to over 30 percent in 2018. But as […]

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Futuresource Consulting Reveals the 4K Roadmap

Futuresource Consulting has announced its latest 4K report, which will review the progress in the broadcast, video and display industries. With the 4K industry gathering pace, a sustained flow of 4K content will be critical to the long term success of 4K. While disc playback of 4k content will not be a possibility until late […]

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7thSense to Show 8K Media Server at ISE 2015

7thSense Design has announced the latest version of its Delta Infinity Media Server line, the Infinity III, will manage and play 8K (60Hz) resolution content uncompressed 3GB/S playback capable. Features include full timeline control, warp, blend, full dome and abstract mesh screen modes. According to 7thSense, Infinity III promises solid playback for high complex projection […]

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What can you Use an 8K Planetarium for? Lots of Things it Turns Out

The other day I had a chance to return to my alma mater – The University of Colorado at Boulder.  There, I got a chance to meet with the team running the newly renovated Fiske Planetarium – a state-of-the-art facility that can handle 8K image files.  What this system can do may amaze you – […]

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My InfoComm 2014 Impressions

By Norbert Hildebrand Display Central Here we are. InfoComm 2014 is basically over and all the polished product presentations are being broken down and shipped back to the office. The main event for the Pro AV industry is closing their doors on Friday and the excitement of the last three days gives way to ‘business […]

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DT Research Debuts 8K Digital Signage Player — Basically, a 16-Output Video Wall Controller

DT Research has announced the MS2800H and MS2800L digital signage multi-screen players that are capable of displaying content on up to 16 screens. The MS2800H/L can deliver both 4K and 8K (sort of) content across multiple displays (up to 16 from a single box), and offer content blending or tiling across screens. It includes multi-zone […]

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