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Introducing the new 8K television. What the Tech?

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) - - Televisions are always a big star at CES (Formerly the Consumer Electronics Show), they just keep getting bigger and brighter.

You may currently be watching television on a 4K television, but pretty soon you'll want one of these 8K TVs.

Every TV company is touting new 8K televisions with 4 times the resolution of 4K televisions. So, what does that really mean?

"Resolution is based on how many little pixels or dots are on the screen," said Scott Cohen with SAMSUNG. "So we went from about 8 million little dots on the screen on a 4K TV, to over 33 million on an 8K TV."

That's a lot of numbers, but what does it all mean? Who really needs an 8K TV?

"As consumers are buying bigger and bigger TVs, they're not moving their couches back so they're sitting closer and closer to the TV," said Cohen. "With 8K, I could have a 300-inch screen and sit about 10 feet away. Can you imagine that? We're talking about the cinema experience."

For everyone who wouldn't want a 300-inch television in their home, there are the new TVs that hide the fact you even have one.

"We have the ability now to build a rollable television, said Gregg Lee, LG. "This is our R9 signature OLED TV for 2019."

Nearly credit card thin, the TV rolls up from a box when you want to watch it and rolls back
into a bench when you're not watching.

None of these TVs are available yet. You can't run out and buy one now. The good news is that when they are released the prices of 4K televisions will come down

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