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8K vs 4K vs Full HD TV: Is it Worth Buying an 8K TV?

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Last updated on January 23rd, 2024 at 02:33 am

Alright, you may be having a Full HD TV or a 4K (UHD) TV and may be wondering whether you should upgrade to 8K TV.

This post will explain the diffrence between 8K, 4K and Full HD TV. and help you make a decision on whether to buy an 8K TV.

Full HD TV

Most of have a Full HD TV or 1080p TV.

For many this is sufficient as it provides them with high quality video at a resolution of 1920 x 1080, which means there are 1920 horizontal against 1080 vertical lines.

In terms of pixel count, there are about 2 million pixels in a Full HD TV.


4K TV features 3840 horizontal lines by 2160 vertical lines.

That offers a total pixel count of about 8 million.

That’s four times the pixel count of a 4K TV.

The result is a sharper and detailed picture over a TV set of the same size.


8K boasts a resolution of 7680 by 4320.

That is about 33 million pixels.

This amounts to about 4 times the pixel count of 4K and 16 times that of a Full HD 1080p TV.

As you can see, 8K resolution is really superb.

But then to enjoy it, you’ll need a larger screen size. Larger than the screen size offered by 4K TVs.

According to the video below, you’ll need an 80-inch TV or larger, to enjoy the true potential of 8K.

8K Video Content Availability

As you know , Full HD content is everywhere and 4K content, is catching up through platforms like YouTube, Amazon and iTunes, not to mention 4K Blu-ray discs and 4K on demand through cable or satellite TV providers.

So, even if you get an 8K TV you can’t really get to enjoy 8K content. Not much 8K content is available out there.

So, if you’re planning on getting an 8K TV set, you may want to wait until 8K becomes the norm with widely-available content.

For the time being, you may just want to stick to Full HD TV or a 4K TV, if you’re going to buy a new TV set.

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