While is true that 8K Smart TVs They have been on the market for several years, sales of this type of device is rather anecdotal. And it is that the high price of these devices, added to the lack of content in this resolution, have caused very few users to want to buy an 8K TV.
It is an obvious fact that sooner or later we will end up making the leap to start betting on this technology. Even some manufacturers are working to release their own processors for 8K TVs. But there is still a long way to go.
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2025 could be the year of 8K TVs
Now, a new report from the statistical company Stadista indicates that by 2025 sales of 8K TVs will grow significantly. And reasons are not lacking for his forecast to be correct. Yes, as we have said before, Nowadays, buying a television with these characteristics is more of a whim than anything else, Well, you’re not going to be able to take advantage of it, but things are going to change a lot in the future.
The big problem when buying a TV that is capable of playing 8K content has to do with the lack of just that: the lack of content. It is very difficult to find videos in this format. Yes, you can go to YouTube and watch some uncompressed 8K content, but those are rare cases.
And let’s not talk about movies or series in this format. Today they can be counted on the fingers of one hand, and there are fingers left over. We know that Das Boot was the first series to offer 8K support, but you won’t have much else to choose from.
Not to mention DTT. Yes, it is true that DVB is already working on the necessary technology to be able to offer content in 8K, but taking into account that in Spain the networks will be forced to broadcast all DTT channels in HD, there is still a long way to go to reach 4K. AND Now, let’s not talk about 8K because it will be at least 10 years away.
Of course, there is light at the end of the tunnel. On the one hand, the price of 8K televisions is increasingly tight, so investing in a model with these characteristics begins to make sense. In addition, scaling techniques have been improving to offer better image quality when trying to play lower resolution content.
Yes, we better forget about 8K DTT, but in the coming years we are sure that the explosion of 8K content that will begin to reach content-on-demand platforms such as Netflix, HBO Max or Disney+ will make it necessary to bet on a Smart TV 8K is not such a bad idea. You just need to have a little more patience.
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