New 8K TVs from Samsung will be the first of their kind to be certified with the official 8K logo. This is at least the first step towards a uniform 8K standard.
Samsung is the first TV manufacturer to have agreed to work with the 8K Association (8KA) to certify its new 8K TV sets . The manufacturer announced this in a press release on Wednesday. This is to ensure that the new 8K televisions that Samsung is launching this year meet certain minimum standards.
Dissolution is not everything
In addition to a resolution of at least 7680 x 4320 pixels, the certificate also requires a minimum brightness of 600 nits as well as support for the 8K-capable video interface HDMI 2.1 and the video coding HEVC. Only if a television meets all these requirements can it receive the official 8K certificate. TV sets that have an 8K panel but do not meet the other requirements do not receive an official certificate.
With the certification of its TVs by 8KA, Samsung is the first TV manufacturer to attempt to create a uniform standard for 8K devices. This is important for video producers, among other things, so that they can adapt to certain minimum technical requirements for future 8K video material. But it is also important for industry so that it can manufacture compatible devices such as set-top boxes for 8K televisions in the future.
The most important thing, however, is the certification for customers. Because if the certificate also prevails with other manufacturers, they will at least have a certain future security when buying new 8K devices and can assume that TV devices are compatible with each other.
Other manufacturers could follow suit soon
In addition to Samsung, other TV manufacturers such as Panasonic, TCL, Hisense and Philips (TP Vision) are already members of 8KA . It can therefore be assumed that they will also strive for an official 8K certificate for their devices in the future.