- Certification examines clarity, contrast, colour and HDR performance of 8K TVs
- Samsung QLED 8K set to be among the first certified
- 8KA plans to promote 8K through education
Samsung Electronics has partnered with the 8K Association to launch an 8K TV certification scheme.
According to Samsung, the 8K Association Certification Program aims to distinguish televisions featuring four times as many pixels as the standard 4K televisions for clarity, contrast and colour and high dynamic range (HDR) performance.
Features tested include display resolution reaching 7680 x 4320, peak brightness greater than 600 nits, image transmission of HDMI 2.1 and high-efficiency video codec (HEVC).
Samsung expects its QLED 8K to be among the first TVs to be certified by the 8K Association this year, bearing the new certification logo.
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The 8K Association was formed in April last year to promote the format. It has some 22 member companies, including Hisense, Panasonic, TCL and Samsung.
“We are proud to be one of the founding members of the 8K Association and to have our new line-up of QLED 8K TVs certified by the program,” said Hyogun Lee, executive vice president of the Visual Display Business at Samsung Electronics.
“Our goal is to provide consumers with the ability to easily identify premium 8K displays from other devices when making purchasing decisions. Home entertainment and TVs are important investments for many of our consumers, and we hope that the 8KA Certification Logo will help guide them.”
8K TVs are expected to once again dominate the upcoming CES exhibition of consumer technology, which takes place Tuesday 7 to Friday 10 January. LG today announced it will launch its expanded 8K TV line up next week at CES with other manufacturers expected to follow.
Education and awareness
The 8KA said it plans to increase education efforts this year “across many different industries in order to promote member participation, innovation and content development within the 8K ecosystem”.
It also said it wants to promote the 8K industry “through demos, showcasing the advanced technological development of 8K-enabled products, production workflow, delivery options and display devices” to show how consumers can engage with 8K content, the ecosystem and its standards.