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Ultra High Definition TV draft recommendation includes both 4K and 8K resolutions

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The International Telecommunication Union has agreed on a new draft recommendation for the Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) specifications, including technical details for both 4K (3840 x 2160) and 8K (7680 x 4320) displays.

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The International Telecommunication Union has agreed on a new draft recommendation for the Ultra High Definition TV (UHDTV) specifications, including technical details for both 4K (3840 x 2160) and 8K (7680 x 4320) displays. While this is subject to approval from the union's administration, the move would seem to confirm that both resolutions will be labeled as UHDTV, similar to how "HD" 720p sets were sold before "full HD" 1080p became the norm. It's a little disappointing that the ITU didn't take the opportunity to go for a less potentially confusing system this time around, but hey — at least you won't have to wait for NHK and Panasonic's 145-inch 8K Super Hi-Vision set to get your hands on a UHDTV.