Performance specs outlined by 8K Association for consumer TVs

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The 8K Association (8KA), a cross-industry group focused on facilitating the growth of the 8K ecosystem, has defined key performance attributes for 8K televisions as part of the 8KA technical programme.

Along with the association’s membership which include consumer electronics brands, panel manufacturers and other companies within the 8K ecosystem, a list of performance criteria was created, with a strong influence from current and future technology trends. 

“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,” commented Chris Chinnock, 8KA’s executive director. 

“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.”

The new criteria for 8K TVs outlined by the 8KA Association includes specifications for 8K Input Parameters (bit depth, frame rate, chroma sub-sampling), Display Performance (resolution, peak brightness, black level, colour gamut, white point), and Interface & Media formats (High Dynamic Range, codec), to ensure consumer confidence and reliability of 8K TVs.

A compliance test set will be developed by the 8K Association members to enable a transparent testing process. There are also plans to promote a logo on any 8K TV from an Alliance member that meets or exceeds the newly defined technical standard. 

This new performance standards comes as the 8K Alliance’s membership continues to grow rapidly, with its broad membership having more than doubled over the past months. 

The new members being introduced to the Alliance cover video capture, television chipset technology, audio and video technology providers, and video entertainment creators. 

Chinnock continued: “This rapidly expanding membership is an indication that we are on the right path and that other companies see the value in the work we are doing. 

“We expect to announce additional high-level members in the near term that will expand our efforts into other parts of the ecosystem and allow us to continue to educate and deliver positive 8K messages to professionals and consumers alike.”