The established current generation of High Definition TVs are soon to be superseded by 4K televisions offering an Ultra High Definition resolution of up to 4096 x 2160 pixels, compare that to today’s standards of 1280 × 720 or 1920×1080 pixels. LG have recently unveiled an 84-inch 4K 3D TV, set to be released in Europe this September and it will set you back around £14.000 ($22.000). Rumour has it that Sonys next gen Playstation 4 will also support 4K resolutions and probably the Xbox720 will also support the new format too.
But the UN’s communication standards setting agency has just approved a new Super Hi-Vision 8K TV standard, offering a resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels, running at 60 frames per second and they intend to double that to 120 frames per second. TV sets won’t be commercially available until around 2020 and it will be at least 2025 before they fall below $10.000.