TVs of CES 2019: 8K is still a fantasy

  • Published on Jan 11, 2019
  • CES is about new TVs. The week we spend in Las Vegas every year is a showcase for the present and the far-off future of home entertainment. CES 2019 was no different, and we saw a lot on the show floor that’s got us excited. But 8K, the biggest TV trend at CES for yet another year, still feels like a fantasy that’s not making much progress towards becoming a living room reality.
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Comments • 225

  • banner sphinx
    banner sphinx 7 months ago

    I can't even afford that TV in my sims 4

  • Xi Le
    Xi Le 7 months ago +1

    *We need smartphones that can record 8K videos so that we can watch our contents on huge 8 TVs 2019.* 😍

    • Gandalf the Wanderer
      Gandalf the Wanderer 5 months ago

      we won't see smartphones with 8k recording capabilities for years and years. the 8k professional cameras now are big bulky things. just wait like let's just say 10 years and maybe we will see a high-end expensive phone with 8k recording. sorry to ruin the hype.

  • Eddie Jack
    Eddie Jack 8 months ago

    Yes - ok we understand - there is no 8k content. This could have been a (better) 5 second video,

  • Robyn O'Donnell
    Robyn O'Donnell 8 months ago

    Most content is being shot, mastered and released in 1080p there's barely a reason to have a 4k tv, let alone 8k.

  • Isaac Alonzo
    Isaac Alonzo 8 months ago

    I'm a decade we're going to be able to watch a Google pixel 1 MKBHD review in 8k

  • Dom Jenkins
    Dom Jenkins 8 months ago

    Every time a new tv comes out they say you won't be to see the difference between resolutions without a giant tv but on my 40inch you cleary can. They said the same thing about 4k too. Are you all blind?

  • gast
    gast 8 months ago

    I remember the same skepticism about 4k and look where we are now.

  • Martin Pagh Ludvigsen
    Martin Pagh Ludvigsen 8 months ago +1

    To me, the most disturbing trend at CES 2019 was all the AI "enhancements" that TV manufacturers had on display; whether it was upscaling, HDR "enhancement", or audio "enhancement", they all had one thing in common: They're adding data to the film that the film-maker never intended to be there, so they're essentially changing the art without permission.
    I had a discussion with a brand representative at the TCL booth. He was showing some AI technique that added dynamic range (HDR) to a moving image, and he could switch it on and off to show the difference. I told him that I consistently preferred the OFF version at any given time, because that is the version the filmmaker intended for his audience, not this artificial, modified version that TCL is giving me.

  • Matteo Falduto
    Matteo Falduto 8 months ago

    The best thing about 8k tvs is that they will make 4ks more accessible

  • Jay Color
    Jay Color 8 months ago

    Eye contact

  • Zeus Starfall
    Zeus Starfall 8 months ago

    avatar 2 will be a fantastic sequel

  • cwoolfork
    cwoolfork 8 months ago

    "There's no fate but what we make for ourselves."

  • Yutae Gil
    Yutae Gil 8 months ago

    Look at the camera dude

  • James Gowan
    James Gowan 8 months ago

    This was exactly the same thing that was said about 4K when it was introduced.... no content.

  • Xi Le
    Xi Le 8 months ago +1

    Buy huge 8K TV & smartphone that can record 8K HDR videos to watch your own 8K contents. *8K is the highest video quality and prices are very high.*

  • The300ZXGuru
    The300ZXGuru 8 months ago

    there is a 146 inch wallpaper tv where you been?

  • ADreviews76
    ADreviews76 8 months ago

    if i was you guys i would not show my face anywhere near tech shows

  • Nathan Hamman
    Nathan Hamman 8 months ago

    Hate to break it to anyone that wants an 8k tv, but it simply wouldn't give much better quality than 4k unless you are either sitting way to close to the tv, or the tv is at an unreasonable size

  • Michael Fox
    Michael Fox 8 months ago

    You say you need at least 75 inch or bigger to be able to tell the difference, but personally I don't care, I want a 32in 8K TV. It's not about being able to tell the difference it's just the fact that it's an 8K TV and it can play native 8K or perfectly scaled 4K

  • avbarbertebeverballe
    avbarbertebeverballe 8 months ago


  • K.N Production
    K.N Production 8 months ago

    MKBHD: Am I a joke to you?

  • Jeffry Abraham
    Jeffry Abraham 8 months ago

    There is no content for 8k except for MKBHD's videos

  • Roobar
    Roobar 8 months ago +1

    I don't trust The Verge, neither should you

  • Pedro Henrique
    Pedro Henrique 8 months ago

    8k today are like 1080i tube tvs in 2005... only gt4 could run it

  • Pedro Henrique
    Pedro Henrique 8 months ago +1

    i want a rollable transparent touch screen 10k tv

  • William Takor M-A.
    William Takor M-A. 8 months ago

    MBKHD with the 8K video content

  • Jeff Assassin
    Jeff Assassin 8 months ago

    I still want an 8k tv be ready for more of it in the coming years even though there is no content available right now thats in 8k.

  • selwyn gonzales
    selwyn gonzales 8 months ago

    Excellent video, insightful common sense

  • Aksel
    Aksel 8 months ago

    Well watching 4k in 8k TV is better than a 4k TV

  • John Reid
    John Reid 8 months ago

    No content lol It upscales to 8k.
    HDMI 2.1 is what you should buy 4K - 8k

  • Divas Rayamajhi
    Divas Rayamajhi 8 months ago

    Well MKBHD got mentioned 😂

  • 2012bigPerm
    2012bigPerm 8 months ago

    What's your opinion on 8k, though?

  • ggdfgg dfgdffgfddg
    ggdfgg dfgdffgfddg 8 months ago

    You tested a lot of laptops which one has the best sound?

  • black cat
    black cat 8 months ago

    and here I am struggling to watch at 1080p due to low internet connection

  • Joonsu Kwon
    Joonsu Kwon 8 months ago

    look at the camera plz

  • DJ Killer
    DJ Killer 8 months ago

    8k tv price $10k 😱😵😵😵

  • JS
    JS 8 months ago

    Even this video is broadcasting in 1080P... wake me up in the future!

  • Marsorry Ickua
    Marsorry Ickua 8 months ago

    Such a well made video, well done!

    PSYCHO 8 months ago

    WHY THE HELL are plenty of movies shot in 4K or even 8K but mastered down to a 2K DI and then upscaled to 4K for release on 4K BD home media?
    Any professional out there to explain?

  • Dustin Townsend
    Dustin Townsend 8 months ago

    Watching video about 8k in 1080p lol

  • InstruMental
    InstruMental 8 months ago +9

    "There is no content in 8K" - MKBHD laughs...
    MKBHD fans hit like

    • InstruMental
      InstruMental 8 months ago

      @Keiji Johnson Rightly said though

    • Keiji Johnson
      Keiji Johnson 8 months ago +2

      InstruMental - Well that’s pretty much because he’s the one guy to have a whole lot of money to spend. Besides, pretty much every one of his viewers have either a 4K tv and monitor or something in between that and a 720p screen. NO ONE has the money to afford an 8K TV nor do they even want to when 4K is just as fine enough. And no, I’m not liking your comment just because I’m a fan.

  • Darren Woodard
    Darren Woodard 8 months ago

    This journalism is interested. It’s a rehash of a few years ago. I could go in and grab a video from 2013 about 4K, dub in 8k and we’d have the same interview...

  • Mohgan
    Mohgan 8 months ago

    One of the best review ever!...Simple and honest!

  • Chinmay Jade
    Chinmay Jade 8 months ago

    Waiting for 16K. I'm sure MKBHD will have something next year.

  • Neurotic Knight
    Neurotic Knight 8 months ago

    Where is my rollable transparent 16k TV

  • Anonymous Freak
    Anonymous Freak 8 months ago

    "New HDMI cables"?
    I just got a new Dolby Vision/Dolby Atmos TV and Dolby Atmos sound bar, and connected them together with an ancient generic HDMI cable, then connected an Xbox One S to the sound bar with an equally old/generic HDMI cable, and it connects just fine at 4K 60 HDR, and Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos work just fine. (Note that I had to swap which cable was on which connection, with the TV-to-sound-bar cable going from sound bar to Xbox, Atmos didn't reliably work; but swapping the cables, everything works fine. I guess the TV-to-sound-bar connection is "more stable" than the sound bar to Xbox.)

  • David
    David 8 months ago

    so nhk dosent show 2001 in 8k with their decoder and sattelite

  • Movie matics
    Movie matics 8 months ago

    1080p is fine by me. Anything higher is unnecessary.

  • Shubham Gupta
    Shubham Gupta 8 months ago

    To the point perfect opinion!

  • BfoSHIZnats
    BfoSHIZnats 8 months ago

    I honestly don't want 8k to come to consumer televisions. It's unnecessary for the vast majority and just means you'll need higher data rates and faster hardware. I'd much rather manufacturers focus on display technology to make 4k the absolute best.

  • Shadman Shakib
    Shadman Shakib 8 months ago

    To be fair, the are the one who should start and the market will follow, not the other way. The streaming services won't consider making 8k content unless mass people has 8k devices. So the manufacturers are doing exactly what they should do.

  • Vandelay Industries
    Vandelay Industries 8 months ago

    So much repetition in this video. All you're saying is "8K TVs exist, but there is no content for them." You said that like 8K times in this video alone.

  • fr4s0r
    fr4s0r 8 months ago

    Why does every Verge video have a negative tone to it? It's as if everyone who works there are attempting to channel the attitude of Dieter Bohn.

  • Edriss Nasrat
    Edriss Nasrat 8 months ago

    Here I am struggling with playing 360p videos on TheXvid and these companies, come on have some mercy.

  • cyrus r
    cyrus r 8 months ago

    Is he blind???

  • Øystein
    Øystein 8 months ago

    You need a bigger than a 75" to see the difference... Atleast 100" and up and we can start to talk.
    I have a 65" 4K and I need to get 30-40cm from the screen to je able to see pixels. And I have perfect eyesight.

  • Michael P
    Michael P 8 months ago

    Why he’s watching alongside the camera. Looks weird.

  • Hiro Ueno
    Hiro Ueno 8 months ago

    Yo you really gotta look at the camera my man

  • Casual WEEB
    Casual WEEB 8 months ago

    Anything over 1080p is unnecessary.

  • Marco Gruebler
    Marco Gruebler 8 months ago

    what is he looking at??