Due to the fierce price war of domestic panel manufacturers, 4K large-size TVs have become cheaper and cheaper in this year. The price of 50 + inch 4K TVs is only two or three thousand yuan, which is definitely the price of cabbage. After 4K TV, the target pursued by manufacturers has turned to 8K, and the size will increase to about 70 to 100 inches. Therefore, 8K TV is expensive. 8K TV of Samsung is as high as 999900 yuan, and 8K TV of Sony is more than 520000 yuan. What will it look like after 8K? Of course, the resolution will be raised to the 16K level. Sony said that they are developing 16K large screen products. This screen can be as large as 783 inches. When you stand close, you still can’t see blurred pixels.
The BBC reported that at the National Broadcasting Association (NAB) exhibition in Las Vegas, Sony announced that it was developing a large 16K resolution display with a length and width of 63 feet x 17 feet (19.2 meters x 5.4 meters), which is being installed at the R & D center of Shiseido, a cosmetics brand in Yokohama, Japan.
Before that, Sony also launched 16K display products in Japan. It was exhibited at Haneda Airport in 2014, but at that time, the display was spliced with dozens of small screens.
The current 16K display is actually composed of several modular panels, but there is no frame between them, so they can be installed together without visible gaps. It looks like a whole screen.
Sony’s 16K display uses Crystal LED technology, which is the brand name of micro LED technology. Samsung is also developing similar display technology.
Micro LED display does not need backlight module, which is brighter than OLED screen, and can provide similar black display. However, the manufacturing materials currently used are still too expensive.
The original text does not mention the specific resolution of 16K display screen, but according to the definition of 4K and 8K, the 16K resolution should be 15360×8640. However, there is no unified 16K standard at present, and there are many variables in the future.
In addition, the BBC mentioned that 16K display may take decades to be used in the consumer market, and 16K display will only be used in the commercial market in the future.