Thinking of picking some fancy new ultra-high-resolution displays for your business?? It’s certainly very tempting, there’s a lot of nice excellent models available right up to 8K resolution.
But 8K displays may not be necessary for everyone. Here’s a few things to consider…..
Do You Really Need Full 8K?
The latest cutting-edge technology of ultra-high-resolution is 8K. What’s been going on since the release of 1080p in the late 1990’s is a quadrupling of resolution. 4K was a quadrupling of 1080p, and now 8K is a whopping quadrupling of 4K. 8K has arrived and is being used, but not yet as often as we see 4K.
Also in this high-end rage are QFHD, and 4K (2160p). High-resolution is what you are after when looking at investing in new display technology. A clear, crisp picture that can be easily added to as required.
4K is absolutely stunning and for the majority of upgrades it would be an extremely effective one. Given the investment level required by 8K perhaps you can wait a little longer??
Size of Display Setup
How much resolution you are going to need or have capacity for will depend on the type of display screen you use. LED screens, for example, tend to be quite popular and can be useful for a variety of applications. However, ultra-high-resolution 8K content has an aspect ratio of 7680 x 4320 pixels, which means a very large 18-foot wall would be required for a proper image display.
When using LCD displays, size is not the issue. But on smaller screens, the potential advantage of an 8K display will be pixel density.
You should ask yourself if that ultra-high 8K level of clarity, whichg is practically indistinguishable from 4k, is a business priority right now.
8K Available Content
We expect this to change over the coming months, but right now, there is far less content available in 8K ultra-high-resolution. The reality is that you will have this fancy new gear, without much to or on it at the moment.
The file size of content is thing you need to consider. The more high def the content, the bigger the file size. Sorting, editing and storing the content is something for your team to think about.
This is an area where cost will again come into play. Processing ultra-high-resolution material is going to set you back more.
8K ultra-high-resolution setups may need upgrades in electric supply, processing support and even air conditioning. There are wider implications than just getting that crystal clear picture.
Where a regular HD screen might run on a single phase of electricity, an 8K screen can easily require multiple 3-phase supplies – which can mean investing more money on improving the electrical supply as well as higher electricity bills once the installing is finished.
Higher res displays, and the increased number of processors required to support them will also generate more heat. You might need to increase your air-conditioning supply.
If you need any advice on your new setup we’d love to hear from you. These decisions can have a big impact on your business so are very important to get right.