8K TV

Please move if in wrong place, 

So around July/August I am moving out in to a flat (Rented Family member owns it) and looking for a new/better TV

I am looking for some moneysaving advice,

I am looking for a tv with 
8K (Maybe 4k)
HDMI 2.1
HDR10
HDR10+

I current have LG 4K TV HDR (Will use for bedroom) & broken Samsung 4K TV (About 5 years old)

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  • PZ19
    PZ19 Posts: 468
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    Is there actually any or much 8k content.  Good starting place is richer sounds..good price and excellent guarantee. 
  • GTR_King
    GTR_King Posts: 1,784
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    I want HDMI 2.1 For my series X/PS5 snd wanna future proof myself..

    So is it really not worth getting an 8K TV Yet?
  • Neil_Jones
    Neil_Jones Posts: 8,814
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    GTR_King said:
    I want HDMI 2.1 For my series X/PS5 snd wanna future proof myself..

    So is it really not worth getting an 8K TV Yet?

    There is very little 4k content outside of streaming services and Sky Q, never mind 8k.  A lot of 8k content was planned for events in 2020, but Covid put paid to pretty much all of it.

    This might be worth a read:

    TL;DR - I wouldn't bother yet.  If you want to spend the money that's up to you.
  • GTR_King
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    edited 18 April 2022 at 8:24PM
    Thanks mate will look at that now :) 

    Just wanna future proof myself and not buy top of the range 4k when in 2-3 years could be outdated 
  • Cornucopia
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    The problem with buying 8K now is that whilst the standard may not be out of date in 4-5 years time, the set itself may well be.

    It's also much more expensive than a decent 4K set.  
  • prowla
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    These are the considerations I'd be thinking about:
    • What's the intended use of the 8k TV - is it for gaming as well as watching?
    • If it's just for watching, then how much available content is 8k - is it maybe 5% (or less)?
    • How big a screen is it - would 8k make much difference?
    • Will the higher res screen make normal (and even 4k) content look worse?
  • Neil_Jones
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    edited 19 April 2022 at 7:43AM
    Gaming is limited in 8k because there isn't the software to support it, and you still need a decent/capable setup(PC wise) to use 8k.  The PS5 and the XBox X an do it but nothing (PC or console) game wise takes advantage of it at this time.

    I think future proofing isn't really an option, because of the lack of content at this time.  Plus as happened with 4k and HD, prices will tumble but it takes a long time to really cotton on and go mainstream.  The link I posted suggested HD took best part of a decade, and 4k best part of four/five years.

    I'd suggest save your money and stick with 4k at the moment, wait for a) more content, and b) prices to tumble.  Why pay £5k now when in three/four years time you'll probably pay less than 10% of that when it finally takes off (and 12k/16k becomes an option at the same £5k price point).
  • GTR_King
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    edited 19 April 2022 at 9:59AM
    I saw LG 8k tv for £999 curry’s 

    Don’t wanna spend more than that.

    but do want better tv but not sure what to do, 
  • Neil_Jones
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    The decision is up to you.  If you want it, buy it.  Just remember the bulk of what you see will be upscaled and not true 8k.
    If you can live with that and you're safe in the knowledge that your purchase (as will all electrical items like these) will be outdated in due course.  That's just the way the cookie crumbles.

    If you just want something that works and you can live with the clunkiness that sometimes comes with cheaper TVs, then buy a cheaper 4k TV.
  • BUFF
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    screen size? We have your budget at ~£1k.
    Not much 8K content yet
    8K TVs use more energy than 4K
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