JVC 8K projectorMost likely, you have a TV in the living room, working in the format Full HD, you may even have heard about a new, higher-quality video format – 4K, offers a resolution four times better than that of Full HD.

However, Japanese companies, traditionally is a trendsetter in the field of high-quality audio and video, go on.

JVC today showed business model project that could work to resolve 8K. As you can guess, the video is different from 8K 4K video just as well as 4K of Full HD. Format for 8K is a group of Japanese producers and broadcasters, which originally promoted the format under the brand Super Hi-Vision. This format offers sverhkachestvennoe image on the projection screen size from 4 feet or more. In other words, the 8K is more designed for cinema rather than for home viewing.

In JVC said that for the first time with 8K they started working in 2008, and in 2011, the company showed a prototype projector is capable of producing images 8K-at CEATEC in Japan. Now JVC has created a commercial version of the prototype. Given the professional direction of the projector, as well as the novelty of the technology, the cost of the new projector DLA-VS4800 just space – 25 million Japanese yen or 261,000 dollars. And this is without four lenses that are needed to run the device.

Other Japanese companies, such as Sharp and Sony say that their plans also include working with 8K, but the manufacturers are planning to show their equipment only in 2016. By the way, in the same year Broadcasting Corporation NHK plans to test broadcasting in 8K.

It is obvious that by 2016 those buyers will find that over a quarter of a million dollars for the purchase of this equipment will face a very serious problem – the catastrophic shortage of content under 8K.