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Samsung 8K TV Introduced at IFA

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If you are planning to buy a new TV in 2018, 4K has replaced 1080p as the industry standard. 4K content is being streamed and readily available on disc. Prices of 4K TVs continue to fall. Last week however, Samsung introduced a new 8K TV line at the IFA trade show in Berlin. The Q900R QLED 8K will be offered in 65-inch, 75-inch, 82-inch, and 85-inch sizes complete with "Real 8K Resolution." What this means is you are getting a TV with four-times more pixels than 4K or 16-times more than HD. Samsung is using artificial intelligence and a dedicated chip to offer 8K-quality upscaling. Each Q900R TV includes a dedicated chip to handle content upscaling coupled with proprietary AI. Samsung claims that this combination allows it to enhance lower resolution content up to the point where it is 8K quality. Even though you may be watching a 4K Blu-Ray disc, it will appear as 8K on the screen.

The Q900R offers a brightness of 4,000 nits and supports the HDR10+ standard for enhanced hig…