When it comes to giving a gift the whole family can enjoy, why not consider a gift that keeps on giving; and we don’t even mean that in the cliche sense. No, choosing a Samsung 8K TV as your holiday family present is of course a gift that you can literally use all year round, day or night, for movies, TV or gaming. But beyond that, a Samsung 8K TV will be the perfect home entertainment system for many years to come, and that’s because it’s future-proof.
Why choose Samsung 8K TV?
While many consumers are only just adopting 4K TV now, 8K TV is already here. This major technological leap has happened already, so choosing an ultra-sharp, colourful, clear and vibrant 8K TV will mean that as this new technology continues to proliferate, you’re ready to watch 8K content once it starts to become more mainstream.
What is 8K, exactly?
Wondering exactly what 8K resolution means, and what you’ll see on screen? Resolution is the sharpness or the detail of the video picture, and it consists of pixels. There are millions of pixels on an 8K TV.
8K has four times more pixels than in a 4K UHD and 16 times more than full HD TV. On your 8K TV are more than 33 million pixels and they’re now so small you’ll never see them no matter how close you sit.
This means you’ll see details so precise and realistic, it feels like you can almost reach out and touch what’s on screen. 8K creates a much finer resolution, and makes the video clearer because there are so many more tiny pieces making up the overall picture. It’s the difference between making a mosaic using 1 foot square bathroom tiles versus making one with fingernail sized tiles; you can create finer detail with those smaller pieces; and fit more of them in your space.
Where does the name 8K come from? 8K or eight thousand is the number of horizontal pixels across the screen. It’s industry shorthand that’s evolved into an actual name for the technology.
Samsung 8K TV review
Let’s talk about the Samsung 8K TV options. I had the opportunity to try one of these ultra high resolution TVs in my home for a few weeks and I was pretty impressed with the overall video quality and the amazing features.
The Samsung 8K QLED Q900R (read my review here) is an outstanding TV, and it has the ability to upscale content from HD or 4K, into 8K using Artificial Intelligence built into the TV, so that means even if you’re not watching 8K-made content, your video still looks amazing.
With Samsung QLED Q900R’s Ambient Mode you get a TV that’s designed to blend into your room when you’re not watching programming. Ambient Mode is designed to eliminate the ‘black hole’ effect in a room when the TV is off.
When you’re not watching TV, Ambient Mode transforms your dark screen into something beautiful. The TV can mimic the wall pattern behind it to help blend in, or show you moving 8K videos, art, personal photos soothing patterns or helpful information like weather. It’s like an amazingly smart picture window that you have full control over.
If you’re thinking of surprising the family with a new TV this holiday season, consider making the technological leap all the way to stunning 8K.