4K TV? How about 8K? New TVs debuted at CES

LAS VEGAS — Televisions are always a big star at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. They’re always getting bigger and always getting brighter. You may be watching this newscast right now on a 4K television, but pretty soon you’ll want one of these 8K TVs.

Every TV company is touting new 8K televisions with four times the resolution of 4K televisions, what does that mean?

“Resolution is based on how many little pixels or dots are on the screen,” Scott Cohen with Samsung explains. “So we went from about 8 million little dots on the screen on a 4K TV to over 33 million on an 8K TV.”

That’s a lot of numbers. What does it all mean? Who really needs an 8K TV?

“As consumers are buying bigger and bigger TVs, they’re not moving their couches back, so they’re sitting closer and closer to the TV,” says Greg Lee with LG. “With 8K, I could have a 300 inch screen and sit about 10 feet away. Can you imagine that? We’re talking about the cinema experience.”

For everyone who wouldn’t want a 300-inch television in their home, there are the new TVs that hide the fact you even have one. “We have the ability now to build a rollable television. This is our R9 signature OLED TV for 2019.

Credit card thin, the TV rolls up from a box when you want to watch something. And roll back into a bench when you’re not watching. None of these TVs are available yet. You can’t run out and buy one now. The good news is that when they are released the prices of 4K televisions will come down.