Thinking of buying a badass TV this year even though you know few clips will look actually good at this resolution? No need to worry anymore. There’s actually a way to watch any piece of video content, new and old, at 8K seamlessly. Samsung made sure of that #videomagic
CES 2018 wasn’t just a chance for Samsung to brag with their 146-inch TV. Nope, the company made sure to keep visitors alert and excited with a big announcement: they are able to turn any native resolution to 8K this year. It’s a world premiere, in case you were wondering. Samsung’ AI is apparently capable of upscaling low-resolution images to the highest UHD television resolution at the moment.
The technology uses machine learning to analyze millions of images before actually identifying low-res videos and transforming them into high-res ones. That’s how the new 85-inch 8K QLED TV from Samsung will know to select the filter appropriate for the source given and convert it correctly.
Regardless of native resolution or method of transmission, the tech should be able to complete the process without a glitch; no picture gradation compromises. The tech titan also said that their tech would be able to sharpen edges of text and optimize sound depending on the scene viewed: “If you’re watching a football game, for instance, the cheering of the spectators is amplified to recreate the excitement of the match. Or, if viewing a concert, the low-frequency sounds of the music might be highlighted to deliver a richer sound.”
It’s a good plan to make up for lack of 8K content, if you ask us. We’ll see how many people will actually pay for this privilege though. Samsung 8K QLED TVs with AI is going to be launched during the second half of 2018.