Was it the advent of 8K broadcasting in Japan for the 2020 Olympics that’s spurring a new round of resolution increases, even though shipments have not yet started in serious commercial volumes?
According to IHS, shipments of 8K ultra HD resolution TVs (that’s 7,680 x 4,320 pixels) are expected to increase from 2,700 shipped worldwide in 2015 to 911,000 in 2019. The IHS 8K TV forecast hinges on the 65″ screen size, which has by far the highest volume in production and will account for almost 80% of 8K TV shipments in 2019.
“The biggest inhibitor to the growth of 8K TV will be consumer screen size preferences,” said Paul Gray, principal analyst for IHS. “8K requires a very large screen, or the higher resolution becomes invisible at normal viewing distances. The average screen size in the TV market has grown by an inch each year over the past decade, but it is still a long haul before sizes over 70″ become commonplace.”
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