Toshiba Intros Its First Ever 8K TV Concept - IFA 2018

Toshiba has just shown off its first ever 8K TV concept at IFA 2018. It's a 65-inch, 8K HDR TV, which is also a concept model, so it won't be mass produced or going on sale anytime soon. Toshiba says that it is "paving the way for a more deeply intimate and immersive viewing experience" with this 8K TV. As you likely know, 8K has four times the picture clarity of a 4K TV and 16 times the picture clarity of a full HD TV. Toshiba is also touting that with the HDMI 2.1 input included here, you'll be able to show 8K content on this TV. There is also an 8K upscaler that will enhance 4K and full HD content for this display.

This is an HDR TV, so it's going to have some really rich colors. It has Wide Color Gamut, which is able to display around 1024 shades per color. This allows the panel to show 99-percent of the DCI-P3 color space. Toshiba also has Dolby Vision included here, like it does on its other TVs it is showing off at IFA this week. With Dolby Vision, you're going to get even more accurate picture quality. Finally, on the HDR-front, there is also HDR10 support here, and it also supports Hybrid Log Gamma which is currently not a widely accepted standard for HDR, but it will be in the near future.

As expected in 2018, this is a smart TV, so you're getting Toshiba's Smart Lounge Experience here, which has a slew of apps built-in for watching movies and TV shows. This is especially useful for those that have cut the cord and don't have cable any longer. Similar to the Bazooka TV that Toshiba also debuted today at IFA, this TV also has Toshiba's "scroll as you view" menu that will allow you to scroll through to see what's on, without covering to much of what you are watching, or taking you away from what you're watching.

Toshiba's European Sales and Marketing Director Bart Kuijten stated that "with the first generation of 8K content starting to become available, it's crucial for us to stay ahead of the trend, which is why we're already working on an 8K TV for mainstream viewing."

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