Pixel perfect? But the next-gen technology and TV makers face obstacles

The 2020 Tokyo Olympics will be broadcast in 8K resolution - but the next-gen technology and TV makers face obstacles

Every bead of sweat, bulging vein and straining sinew on the faces of the world's top athletes at the Tokyo Olympics will be beamed to viewers in ultra-sharp 8K resolution next July.

It promises to be a watershed moment for the next big thing in the television business - 8K television sets that offer four times the number of pixels as existing 4K models and hence a higher degree of visual fidelity.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on July 03, 2019, with the headline 'Pixel perfect?'. Print Edition | Subscribe