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8K use case no clearer after BT Sport showcase first

Samsung vaunted its 50 year history of TV innovation when staging its recent 8K broadcast of a Europa league football match in collaboration with BT Sport in the UK. It seems almost as long ago as that when 8K itself was debuted by NHK of Japan, a long time champion of the format with its Super Hi-Vision, and it has certainly seemed perpetually in gestation, a case of a technology seemingly motivated by the desire to sell TV sets, codecs and bandwidth rather than to satisfy a consumer demand. Of course, consumers are led by what is available but there comes a limit when there is no discernible further improvement at any screen size, distance, or viewing aspect ratio. Some…

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