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NHK and Panasonic’s 145-inch 8K Plasma TV

NHK, one of the giants of Japanese television, launched last year a 85-inch LCD screen in collaboration with Sharp, and, a year ago, we reviewed the 70-inch but now they have gone a step further with the presentation of a Panasonic Ultra High Definition plasma screen of 145 inches.

This TV uses the Super Hi-Vision format with a 8k resolution.

8K translates to an exact resolution of 7,680×4,320, and while there’s no publicly available 8K footage, NHK has been experimenting with an 8K image sensor, the output of which could be displayed on this TV natively.

“One major feature of this 145-inch Ultra High Definition display is that it gives a very even image at such a high resolution.

Another big feature is, because it’s Ultra High Definition, it efficiently shows 8K x 4K pictures, which have a huge pixel count.”

“At present, we think this system will be used in commercial settings first, such as theaters, rather than in the home.”

This new plasma display will be on show to the public from May 24-27, at NHK’s Science & Technology Research Laboratories in Tokyo.

No word when this will be for sale and for how much or if it ever will.

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