During the olympics earlier this month, we had the first ever broadcasting of the Olympics in 8K(a screen resolution of 7,680 by 4,320 pixels. A lucky handful were able to view a lot of the events in a theater with a screen that could cope with such a high resolution. To put that in perspective, 8K will look 16 times sharper than today’s HD TVs.
However there is some news that I am happy to tell you about. Just earlier today, the United Nation’s communications standards setting agency the UN had approved 8K.
I don’t know about you, but I am really excited about this small snippet of news. That being said, it is going to be a long time before we see TVs which support 8K. In fact, during CES earlier this year we saw the first 4K TVs(half the resolution of 8K) being showcased. In terms of Skype and other video conferencing tools, I cannot wait to see the first 8K camera that can be used on Skype. That being said, you would need to have a decent internet connection to both send and receive video in 8K let alone 4K.