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8K TV Comes To The 2016 Olympics

Hey kids, we'll be able to the see the sewage in the Olympic water venues in "Super Hi-Vision". That's what the Japanese public TV channel NHK is calling their 8K programming from the Rio Olympics.

Kinda like a high tech version of the infamous "candy bar in the pool" scene from Caddyshack...
Of course, viewing an 8K broadcast will be rather difficult even in Japan, as none of the equipment required to receive and display the 8K signal has yet been commercially released. Instead, NHK has set up two special 8K viewing theatres in Tokyo and Osaka for the duration of the trial. For really determined home users, Sharp apparently sells an 85-inch 8K TV for about £120,000 (about $160,000)
ArsTechnica

 

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