The 8K resolution is becoming an increasingly recurrent topic in the video market. Although the products on the market (at least in the West) are substantially non-existent it is evident the growing interest in this further increase in definition. A push in this regard is particularly Japan, but also electronics manufacturers seem ready. The major trade shows are shown prototypes for some years. But it seems that something more definitive can reach the market in the near future.
Among the innovations shown at IFA from Hisense there is also the M9800 series, TV ULED 3.0, already presented at CES 2016 (with details almost zero) and arriving in the course of 2017 (there is, however, confirmed for Italy as we have previously reported the news about upcoming series will come later). The M9800 series uses 65 “and 98” LCD panels 8K resolution (7680 x 4320 pixels). The backlight is of type Full LED with local dimming. It is about 300 to 600 control zones and other areas managed by an algorithm that optimizes the contrast ratio.
There are also the Quantum Dot (the rest are part of the budget on all ULED Hisense high-end) and to HDR support (for now we talk about HDR10). The coverage of the DCI-P3 color space could reach 100% (on this point there are no firm information) while that of BT.2020 would stop 85%. The peak brightness should be at least 1,200 cd / m2 – nits (Hisense speaks of “HDR Supreme”, but it is a proprietary statement that does not give a precise indication). Do not miss the opportunity to convert video SDR (Standard Dynamic Range) in HDR.
On the panel there is a ‘Moth Eye’ filter, or by eye moth, so named because it is able to break down the reflections thanks to nano-structures based in the eyes of moths (between the TV which recently have used we mention the Samsung SUHD 2016 ). The motion compensation is entrusted to Ultra Smooth Motion technology, composed of MEMC (Motion Estimation / Motion Compensation) and scanning backlight.
The Smart TV platform will use the new interface VIDAA U. Obviously there will be upgraded to the latest version of HDMI inputs, HDCP 2.2 and support for HEVC and VP9. It speaks, finally, of an external box for connections, an already proven solution (and in our opinion very valuable) from other producers (However this is a matter to be confirmed).