The Joneses will have to keep up with you. Despite a relative lack of 4K content, Sharp has introduced an 8K, 85-inch monster that will cost around $133,000 when it goes on sale at the end of October.
While it's being positioned as a monitor for businesses and professionals — it's being sold through Sharp's B-to-B sales channel — the fact that the LV-85001 has a tuner technically makes it the first production-level 8K TV ever. Even if you had any 8K content to view, you'd need to use all four HDMI 2.0 ports on the Sharp.
The LV-85001 can display content at a resolution of 7680 x 4320, 16 times that of 1080p (1920 x 1080), and uses Sharp's IGZO technology. The company says that the panel has a contrast ratio of 100,000:1 with 176-degree viewing angles. Clearly, this isn't meant for the average consumer, but will be of interest for broadcasters looking to see what the future will look like.
Of course, if you don't have hundreds of thousands of dollars and plain-old Ultra-HD is fine with you, you can check out the Sony XBR-65X950B — our current pick for the best 4K TV on the market — for a modest $5,500.
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