In a previous post I said the cynics are wrong, that 8K isn't a gimmick number or a resolution for non-existent content, but a necessity for large screen sizes. The only trump card projection has vis-à-vis panels is size. Panels are aiming to eliminate that trump card by building panels that can give the same size-to-viewing-angle as projection. But to do this, panels approaching 100" MUST have a finer grain to be viewed from ordinary living room distances. 8K solves the problem, but until recently there were no processors powerful enough to drive so many pixels across such large screen real estate. Now there are. Sony has the best upscaling algorithms and motion handling, so its Z9G should tell the tale. And at a not-outrageous $13K launch price for the 85," if the Z9G delivers its promise, then it should become everybody's "last TV I'll ever own." (Except for the no-static-content OLED user.)
And, no, 8K is not just another iteration. 16K truly is superfluous.
Sony 55W905A, Dahquist DQ10 (x4), BW sub, McIntosh MC-2150/2200, OPPO BDP-105D