The criteria were created with the participation of the association’s membership that spans consumer electronics brands and panel manufacturers.
“Defining the key attributes for an 8K TV specification demonstrates the 8KA’s focus to quickly define a critical step in the growth in next-generation video technology,” said 8KA Executive Director, Chris Chinnock. “To reach this milestone is a great testament to the cooperative spirit the members of the 8K Association enjoy along with our shared enthusiasm for the 8K ecosystem expansion.”
8K Association Consumer Performance Specifications
Resolution: 7680 x 4320 pixels
Input Frame Rate: 24p, 30p and 60p frames per second
Display Luminance: More than 600 nits peak Luminance
Interface: HDMI 2.1
Additional performance and interface specifications (available to members)
Source: 8K Association
8K is labelled as the highest-resolution standard for content creation, distribution and television displays that enables over 33 million pixels of resolution, 4 times sharper than the UHD/4K standard.
The new 8K TV specification as defined by the 8K Association includes recommended performance levels for High Dynamic Range (HDR), colour performance and interface requirements. The association hopes the specification will give confidence to consumers when making their purchase.
A compliance test set will be developed next by 8K Association members, thus enabling a transparent testing process. The 8KA plans to promote a logo on any member’s 8K TV that meets or exceeds the newly defined technical standard.