Connect with us

CES 2016

8K TV From Samsung & LG Show off the Future of TV



While most consumers are still just barely getting used to the idea of a 4K HDTV, or trying to find enough uses to justify the price, companies at CES are looking to the future already. In fact, both Samsung and LG were excited to show off crazy high-res 8K TV’s at CES 2016 in Las Vegas.

Last year we saw 110-inch 4K HDTV’s with 3D, smaller TV’s with curved screens and more, but this year Samsung and LG are taking things to an entirely new level. Teasing what they claim are the future of TV, and will be the future for the next 10 years.

In 2015 Sharp sold a few 8k TVs for over $120,000 in Japan, but that’s unrealistic and not a consumer type price. Samsung and LG look to change that later this year, and in 2017.


Wandering the showroom floor at CES 2016 we saw some massive televisions, curved screens, and ones with absolutely no bezel at all. Like a floating display. Then there’s Samsung and LG’s 98-inch curved and bezel free 8K HD TV’s. Samsung calls it an SUHD display, and they’re simply stunning to look at.

While we managed to get a good view at the Samsung 98-inch 8k TV, that’s all we received. The company still doesn’t have any concrete details to share at this point. The plan is to release consumer 8K televisions later this year, but no announcements were made.


However, LG wants to beat Samsung and everyone else to market and is aiming for something more manageable. According to LG its impressive Hi-Vision curved 98-inch 8k TV will be released in the second half of 2016, but they too, don’t have exact pricing to share at this time.

Obviously they won’t cost $130,000 like what we heard about from Sharp in 2015, but don’t worry, most won’t be able to afford it anyways. The other problem behind TV’s of this nature is the internet connection needed to stream or even broadcast anything in 8k resolution. Fast internet speeds that most don’t have, decoders that are up to the task and more. All said and done, this is still a few years away from being a retail product most consumers will or even can buy, but the future is certainly looking bright, and crisp.



  1. Verdcrawford

    01/11/2016 at 7:14 am

    1=12my friend’s sister-in-law makes $76 /hour on the laptop . She has been fired from work for seven months but last month her pay was $12517 just working on the laptop for a few hours.

    Look At This…. See More

  2. Tommy Toolittle

    02/01/2016 at 10:25 am

    i’m waiting for the 32k tv before I dive into these things, until then my 480p tv is working great and it has a built in vcr!

  3. Matthew Crawley

    02/04/2016 at 1:58 pm

    At a certain point, resolution will exceed what can be seen with 20/20 vision on TVs that will actually fit in a sitting room. Even if you plan on getting an 80+ inch TV, you’ll have to sit further back to watch anything on it. I doubt we’ll see anything beyond 8k commercially available. That is, until people start installing cybernetic eyes / retinas to improve human vision!

    Keep tech a moving anyways, though. =D

    • Nic Lavance

      07/26/2016 at 2:15 pm

      You got this backwards my man. Higher resolution means you can sit closer without noticeable pixelation. In fact, with 8k there is literally 0 pixelation even if your nose is pressed against the screen.

  4. Matthew J.

    02/13/2016 at 6:46 pm

    I’m buying this, only to play Xbox and/or Steam Link.

  5. Brian D.

    02/20/2016 at 12:11 pm

    with a single 65″ 8k tv/monitor, you can get 50% more pixels (33.18m) than six 27″ dell computer monitors (3.68m x6 = 22.12m) in a similar sized physical footprint (monitors stacked 2 high, 3 wide; about 5′ wide, length of a typical desk). The most important application for this technology is computer monitoring and gaming. If you sit more than a few feet from an 8k television, your eye won’t see any difference from 4k, except on huge screens (one’s you’ll want to sit further from to have a full field of vision anyway). Given the exponential increases in the amount of data needed to drive 8k, it is likely the upper limit for televisions for the foreseeable future. For computer monitoring though, a 65″ 4k tv doesn’t have enough pixels to compete with the six 27″ dell monitors. So it’s in monitoring and gaming where this will have the most demand, IMO. Now we just need the graphics cards that can drive 33.18 million pixels.

    • dlcaster

      04/27/2016 at 9:48 pm

      If the 8-K displays would become abundant enough, the graphics cards would be there. They very nearly already are. In fact, I think the one I have now or would upgrade to would drive 4 4-k monitors which would be equivalent to a single 8-k modulo doing it over a single wire.

      To me, it is really silly to expect that early adopters of this kind of high-resolution display are going to be using it for TV signals. Most likely, people would use this kind of thing with a computer, teleconferencing, or electronic cinema. My computer makes content that I look at all day: my software tools and development environment. Why not realize that there are plenty of gamers as well as software developers that are ready for this tech now and start pushing to advance it. I find the attitude of manufacturers of displays incredibly shortsighted in this respect.

      • Hayden

        04/28/2016 at 5:00 am

        Not even 4 TITAN X’s in CrossFire could power a triple 4K monitor set-up to play games on – the only thing they would be useful for – and if you don’t believe me you should check it out on YouTube.

        I don’t know what single graphics card you have but you should probably give it back to Nasa if it can single handedly power 4 x 4K monitors.

        • dlcaster

          04/28/2016 at 2:38 pm

          To be honest, I don’t use my hottest setup to play games at all but rather to do software development and thus fluid game graphics are not my objective. And even if I had to use two stacked graphics cards I would not mind. Computers are not distractions in my office but industrial strength tools that make me a comfortable living. I have always gone for big displays with state of the art graphics cards.

          The main difference between software developers and the typical high-end gamer is that software developers (that aren’t actually developing games) don’t need an immersive experience that is free of jitter and tear over many megapixels. Most of the time I am looking at program text and a debugger in an IDE and the contents of those windows just don’t change that fast. I do occasionally have need of visualization tools for program performance data but that is not the same as a 3D, fully shaded artificial reality rendered in real time.

          My point was the vendors that are likely to make these 8-K monsters need to keep in mind that they can start by making actual displays (monitors) that are not televisions in the usual sense of the word. There are plenty of developers that would love to have a single, large display they can seamlessly fit everything on at once. There are plenty of C-Suites that would love to use a (single) high-resolution large format monitor to virtualize one end of the table in their boardroom. There is no end to the number of vendors that use displays at trade shows and in many more places to show off their wares and advertise.

          It’s time for all these electronics manufacturers to start expanding their vision beyond simply making TVs, even if the home entertainment market is large. There are plenty of other uses for large, high resolution displays, and there are people willing to pay a reasonable price that matches the true value of having something they are going to be looking at, up close and personal, 8 to 10 hours a day on the job.

  6. Steve

    02/26/2016 at 3:19 pm

    I doubt an Internet connection will be that giant of a hindrance. Content providers will have to rely on downloading or heavily caching content. It’ll just require media players with big hard drives, which aren’t that expensive. I put a six terabyte hard drive in my PS4 for under $250.

  7. dlcaster

    03/19/2016 at 4:23 pm

    My use for an 8K display is on a computer. These manufacturers should first target software and web development shops. I would buy one of these things in a reasonable size (50 to 60 inches diagonal) to use as my single computer monitor instead of four 27″ 2560X1440 monitors. Combine this with something like the Altwork Station ( and you could have a super comfortable and productive working environment. I’d splurge for this if it came in under $4,000. I expect that corporate users, software developers and hard-core gamers would help drive the market for these things and get the price down faster than waiting for the TV market and 8K content to catch up.

  8. G

    03/27/2016 at 7:46 am

    These TV’s provide images that are clearer than what I can see in “normal” day to day life….. Won’t that make me depressed when I’m not staring at the television? LOL ….sigh…..

  9. Captain Murphy

    04/27/2016 at 11:58 am

    I definitely love the way this technology is developing. Before knowing anything about high definition I learned that 8k was double what i had been watching since i got my smart TV. This blew my mind right away. I just wish the prices were so ridiculous for normal people. I mean who is going to able to afford them? “8K technology is definitely the future. However, as of now, there is not much content that is available for 8K. There are not even many cameras that can record at that resolution. Camera manufacturers like Canon, NHK, and Sony, have produced some cameras that can record at 8K, but they are limited in number, and very costly at the present. Also, people would not be able to connect an 8K display to a regular DVD player, because four separate HDMI cables are required for streaming content to an 8K TV set. That’s because, one cable cannot support so much data transfer all by itself. New technology like 8K will sooner or later find its footing in the market. Of course, not everyone can afford 8K televisions right away. They cost over $100,000 now, and certainly not meant for the mass market at the present. ” see:

    • Hitman

      07/10/2016 at 8:28 pm

      I know this is kinda old, but a single DP 1.4 cable can support 8k at 60hz… Was released a month before your comment.

  10. pagpag buhay

    07/23/2016 at 6:45 pm

    Even there will be 4K, 8K, 12K, 16K,,,,,,,the total winner overall is DVD……..Because Blu Ray Movies is dying….while DVD or DVD pirated still here and alive ………..why Blu Ray is dying….? try to insert and play Blu Ray Movies to 4K PLAYER……what happened….? the Blu Ray movies goes down to 1080P resolution instead to higher resolution like 4K…..unless if you have a BLU RAY PLAYER “UPSCALING”……now they are making conversion movies the 4K MOVIES,,,,,,,,but only FEW of them in the market……..NOW ..8K is coming to town next month…..CRAZY PEOPLE…..CRAZY TECHNOLOGY……..instead building this Technology try to discover to prevent Heart Cancer, Leukemia and all types of cancer……..

    • Sam Gab

      10/06/2016 at 3:58 am

      Treating serious diseases is more important than those crazy technologies pushing the limits, respect,,,

  11. Sam Gab

    10/06/2016 at 3:56 am

    i own a 4k TV 55″ from samsung and ALL my movies downloaded are blue ray rip and they are actually the highest quality possible but only Full HD, so here is the thing, i thought quality would look bad and picture is horribly downscaled, guess what, it was the best picture I ever seen even in dark scenes on a 4k TV so far, i imagine the high bit rate or the film combined with the 4k upscaling feature which is on every modern TV nowadays plays a part in making FHD movies (from BluRays only) look exactly 4k resolution !! now i imagine if 4k movies are ever released they would need new media (maybe dual layer BlueRays) but again i don’t it’s impossible then to upscale them to 8k, LG and Samsung are well aware of look of video content in native 8k and even 4k, they need to come up with better ideas to make high resolution movies look better on their High-Res TV’s otherwise it’s not worth it at all releasing such TV’s, also i think 8k is a good idea for Gigantic TV’s such as 96″ +, not really a must at the moment for smaller TV, just sayin,,

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.