BBC screens Olympics in 8K clarity

The UK public probably had its first encounter with 8K display technology, thanks to recent screenings of the London Olympics at BBC's Broadcasting House.

(Credit: Engadget)

Engadget described the overall positive experience as akin to "looking through a window directly onto the Olympic stadium".

The article added that even the tiniest figures in the larger-than-life projection appeared totally vivid and sharp, while the 60-frame-per-second footage was both artefact- and flicker-free.

A companion 22.2-channel speaker system also provided an immersive sound field, which seemed to impress Engadget, too, as "it was impossible to tell whether the people sitting behind us were clapping, or if it was actually someone in the Aquatics Center".

We are not the very least bit surprised by these accolades, after auditing an early 8K demonstration by Japan-based company NHK back in CommunicAsia 2008.

According to BBC's project head Tim Plyming, "8K is the maximum the human eyes can understand, and it is the end of the resolution story". Do you agree with him?


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weinndine posted a comment   

Ah, man that must've looked pretty intense. I wish LG released their 4K TV for the Olympics so I could've at least watched it in 4K..


roshie posted a comment   

Didn't they say 5 years ago that 1920x1080 was the best resolution for the human eye in terms of viewing distance etc? Marketing much?

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