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Sharp Unveils 70-inch Aquos 8K Television, Will Ship in 2018

The Aquos 8K (LC-70X500) is a 70-inch true 8K panel with support for HDR, 79 percent of the Rec.2020 color space adopted for UHD Blu-ray, and local backlight dimming to tune the display’s emitted light, depending on what colors and brightness level are being produced on various parts of the screen.

Sharp’s current plan is to release the TVs in China first (October 2017) followed by Japan (December 2017), Taiwan (February 2018), and Europe (March 2018).

Movie studios and streaming services have begun to offer 4K options over the past few years, but there’s nothing available for an 8K display.

HDR and Rec 2020 color are two ways to substantially improve visual fidelity without adding more resolution.

Stuffing pixels into displays that no one will be able to see isn’t a great use of manufacturing capability, particularly not when the cost of 8K panels is so much higher than their 4K or 1080p counterparts.

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