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Will Your Next TV be an 8K TV?

Yes or no question, will your next TV be an 8K TV? 2019 is the first year where there are multiple consumer choices in the 8K category. To buy an 8K TV today is to be an early adopter in the super premium TV segment. However, it’s reasonable to expect that the cost of 8K will come down and the availability will go up over time.

For this poll, the question is simple, but the answer is not as simple. It may be that you expect your next TV to be 8K because you don’t plan to buy one for a few years, and by then you expect 8K to be ubiquitous. Or it could be that you are looking at an upgrade now and have decided that you want the absolute top of the line offering from LG (Signature Z9 88” OLED), Sony (Z9G) or Samsung (Q900). Or perhaps you expect to purchase a 4K TV for your next TV and wait another generation before looking at 8K.

Whatever the answer, if you have a minute leave a comment explaining your vote. Please note that this is a separate question from whether you will ever buy an 8K TV. It's specifically about your next TV.


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I ain't buying until we get 75 inch 8K MicroLED for $2000 or less.


I got 2 new TVs within the past 2 years, so I'm good until that happens.
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I considered both the Samsung 82Q900R and Sony 85Z9G, but went with a Sony 77A9G. I believe it is premature to jump on 8K at this point. I'll circle back around in a couple years....

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Yes. Consoles in 2020 will be 8K and I plan on going 82-85". Also, with Japan heavily pushing 8K starting with the Olympics and also starting to release movies and documentaries in 8K very soon, 8K is coming a lot sooner than people realize. Soon no one will have a choice, just like 4K. It is not incidental Samsung is spending millions on prime time advertising for 8K QED, regardless if it is usless on 65" or under for many users. However, if anyone has pulled up an 8K photograph on an 8K screen, I personally think even a 55" would look better if the user has 20/20 vision and sits close to their TV (like many gamers).

As long as my 4K dosen't break, I will keep that until the current trend leads me to a 4,000 nit 82" QLED for around 3K which will be here soon.
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Literally just got into 4k over the past 3 years. I'm good for a while.
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I don't plan on buying for a few years when 8K should be ubiquitous. So I would say my next TV will be 8K.
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I voted no. I'd say "no way in hell". The only thing that could happen is 4K TVs not being available anymore before I decide I finally can upgrade. It has mainly to do with motion resolution on OLEDs, as I'd like to avoid feeling the urge to upgrade after a couple of years (I doubt my next TV will remain viable for as long as my Kuro did, anyway).

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I'd like to see what the next gen consoles do. I know they are both pumping 8k - but I bet most games end up being 4k/60fps, which both of my current OLEDs (65'' B7, 77' C8) already do. If somehow there are actual games leveraging 8k/60fps, I'd be very interested. Especially if the 88' LG Oled is more reasonably priced in a few years. But until then, I'm happy with 4k.
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I said yes. I imagine that by 2023, when my current TV exits my retailers very good and trust worthy warranty, 8K we be as common place as 4K is now.
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Currently have 2 65" LG OLED 4K TVs so won't be buying anything new for a few years. Next video purchase will be a projector for a dedicated theater with 120"+ screen (still the most price practical large screen format). When I do purchase another display, it will be 8K and as large as I can afford at that time.
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The only way I will buy an 8k is if they include 3D. Otherwise I will keep my 4k forever.
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I have no desire for an 8k tv. The question is will my next tv be 8k... Well that depends if they force it on me, but I will not actively seek it. I hope the industry doesn't take a stance that everything will come 8k now because its the new standard. I doubt it though because there are more limitations with virtually no benefit. The lighting will need to be a lot brighter as well.

The only real benefit will be gaming in about a decade. I will eat my shoe if the PS5 plays 8k games at an acceptable frame rate.
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Yes, that's what I'm thinking, if my health remains well and the world's still as we know it. IOW we're not on The Road.

Panasonic or Sony 8K, as long as the size remains reasonable (65" to 75").

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In ten years I will upgrade. I did just that. I just replaced 10 year old panels and a 12 year old 73" DLP. I'm good for 10 years or if something breaks. No desire for 8k currently, at all. After viewing 4k DV enabled discs with Atmos, it's as much as I could ask for. I would really like to see 4k broadcasts (HBO/SHO), Netflix to add 4k discs, but it is what it is. We can't get any standardization if the panel mfr's constantly change. Why 8k? 16k will be next and on and on.



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I just upgraded to a Vizio PQ 65 from a very good 1080p Vizio that I got in 2010.

I don't upgrade every two years, so I expect that I will get whatever is the technology that is best at that time. I'd expect that to be an 8K display, so ... yeah.

If you go into almost any store (Costco is my favorite for displays), I'm not sure you can get a large display that is 1080p. It's like trying to get a bluray player without streaming (or a bluray player period).

No problem with it, I'd expect 8K displays in nine years to be at good prices, with new emissive technologies than what is here now.
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I voted yes even though I just recently bought an LG 65B8 2018 model. I figure buy the time I need to replace it 8K will be the norm.
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Well, I must say "Yes".
I got mine delivered and installed 2 days ago.
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Love the TV...cannot believe that this premium TV only has a single HDMI 2.1 port (labeled 8K port).
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I responded yes. My current set is warrantied until 2020, so I might be interested in a new set in 2021.

I would expect that prices will be comparable to current 4K sets by then, and I most likely won't have much options at the high end - they will all be 8K models by then.

The bigger question will be size - I'll definitely move up to a 75", but it may go higher, depending on price.
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As long as decent 8K units are 100+, or are reliable UST front projectors, then I don't see why not. But as I just bought a new 85" 4K, I am in no hurry to buy another one.


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I just got my 1st 4K - a 2018 Samsung Q6F model. I can see purchasing a better quality 4K in a few years, even though the quality of 4K is really fantastic now. I don't have 4K DirecTV yet, and limited 4K disc selections - so I doubt that the technology will have come so far to change that by the time I purchase my next television. So 8K in time, yes - but not my next one.
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No. In the next few months I will be purchasing a new 4K TV. At this time there’s very little 8k content and 4K is quickly becoming more prevalent even though cable companies in my area are still stuck at 720p. I/we(family) mainly watch movies at 10’ from the screen in an open room in our walkout basement. So most likely buying a Samsung QN82Q9R....
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I'm up in the air and will probably make my next 1-2 big purchases within the next year or two. With that in mind, unless the 8K models don't cost the same as a car and has HDMI 2.1, I can see myself getting one. But that's highly unlikely those two aspects won't happen on the initial releases.
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I voted No. I anticipate a new TV purchase in the next 6-12 months, to replace a 10-year old plasma. It will be 4k.
4k content itself is hardly ubiquitous even now, years after display makers starting pushing it. I don't see 8k taking off significantly for either broadcast, streaming, or physical media sources, not for years. And I don't particularly see they'll be a benefit of it for displays smaller than 65".


I'm much more interested in other display technology innovations like dual LCD layers, micro LED, etc that actually address the current technology's picture quality shortcomings. Resolution isn't one of them.
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I think we will start to be paying for pixels we can't see, 8K for imax sized screens isn't a bad idea though
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I would much rather see improvements in 4K. More frames, more colors, blacker, brighter, replace HDMI/CEC interconnection with one that actually works, no DSE, no BI, no IR, better motion, bring back 3D at 4K with HDR, perfect panel uniformity, no blooming/infinite zones, better anti-reflection, easier calibration, wide angle viewing.

As for adding more pixels, meh. I mean, that's not a bad thing, but personally I'd make it a lower priority than the above. I would much rather buy a 4K TV with the above improvements than an 8K TV without.
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I'm usually very happy to be an early adopter. I have sop far upgraded my TVs almost every year - far more often than most - and not just TVs, but their inputs as well.

But I'll stop short of shelling out $34k for a TV for content that doesn't exist!

Very excited that it's finally out there, to get high-res content creation started. But at this point, to even early-adopt 8K, you pretty much need a RED along with your TV.
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Voted no. Just purchased my first 4K a few months ago. I figure it will be 5 or more years before I’m ready for a new TV. By then we could be hearing about 16k or whatever the industry comes up with next.

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I think you guys are missing the point soon 4k will go away and 8k will be the standard. When you need to buy a new premium tv It will have the 8k rez. I think "most" of the best set's this year will be 8k (Q90 is a beast tho)

Im thinking 5 years and all sets are 8k just about.

I already have a 8k and there are times I clearly see the difference and I don't want to go backwards.


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Yes in 5 yrs, I just bought my X900F this past December.
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I think you guys are missing the point soon 4k will go away and 8k will be the standard. When you need to buy a new premium tv It will have the 8k rez. I think "most" of the best set's this year will be 8k (Q90 is a beast tho)

Im thinking 5 years and all sets are 8k just about.

I already have a 8k and there are times I clearly see the difference and I don't want to go backwards.


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What 8K content are you watching?
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