To me the only reasons would be:What is the point when most content is still not even 4K? Streaming services are offering more and more 4K, absolutely nothing 8K though. Cable operators still don't offer any networks in 4K, and many aren't even 1080i.
Is that different than when 4K screens started ?What is the point when most content is still not even 4K? Streaming services are offering more and more 4K, absolutely nothing 8K though. Cable operators still don't offer any networks in 4K, and many aren't even 1080i.
I imagine you wanted to quote the some channel are 4K now, you are right and even for the 4K sports channel, not all the games are in 4K, at least that was the case last year, depended of the local infrastructure where the game were played. Maybe it will even "die" before becoming 4K for most channel.its still not mainstream...
Very on point. The 8k aspect of the TV is definitely a gimmicky selling point to take advantage of people who don't know much about A/V. Having said that and like you said - if you want 88", you'll be getting one of these 8k. Of course there are some people who would get a TV with this just for the bragging rights because making a purchase like this for them in a penny in the bucket, so to speak. Definitely not for your average enthusiast.To me the only reasons would be:
* You want an 8K OLED, and the 4K ones only go to 77".
* You want to watch 8K Youtube videos.
* You want to use it as a really big 8K computer monitor. A big caveat though is that the LG 8K TVs can't do 8K @ 60hz RGB/4:4:4, so you need to be ok with 4:2:0 or 30hz.
* Gloating rights.
To me the upscaling improvements are super minimal. "Future-proofing" is also a really bad reason, as by the time 8K becomes mainstream, there will undoubtedly be better display technologies and handling of 8K signal/HDMI 2.1 than what these 2020 TVs offer.
Technology gone too far I say. The old DVD quality of mature subject matter might be better as seeing everything in high def is not necessarily what you want to see...I have seen, just the other day, a "mature subject matter" website now offers their video in 5K. Eventually, these "mature subject matter" websites will be the first one who offer their video in 8K.