World News: 15:06 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018. [Strategy Analytics, Inc. via Businesswire via SPi World News]
The number of homes worldwide using an Ultra HD TV has now passed the 200 million mark, according to the latest research from Strategy Analytics’ Connected Home Devices service. The report, 4K and 8K Ultra HDTV Global Market Forecast, predicts that 222 million homes will own an Ultra HD TV by the end of 2018, an increase of nearly 50% over the past twelve months. The report also forecasts that more than 600 million homes will own an Ultra HD TV by 2023. The vast majority of these homes will have a 4K display – only 3% of Ultra HD TVs in use will be 8K-ready by this time.
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Global Ultra HDTV (4K+8K) Households by Region (Millions) (Graphic: Business Wire)
Other key findings from the report include:
“The success of Ultra HDTV has been driven by technology adoption rather than content and services,” says David Mercer, Principal Analyst and the report’s author. “4K video and TV services are now becoming more widely available, meeting the expectations of 4K Ultra HDTV owners for the best quality TV experience. But our expectations for 8K services should be cautious: while Japan has now launched 8K TV in preparation for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, the rest of the world will be slower to follow suit, given that the number of homes with 8K-ready TVs will remain low until the mid 2020s.”
David Watkins, Director at Strategy Analytics, commented, “Owners of 8K TVs will primarily be watching 4K and HD content, while the TV’s image processors will do a good job of scaling most content to give impressive images. Amidst the excitement surrounding 8K TVs, it is important to remember that image resolution, whether native or otherwise, is only one element in perceived video quality, and TV vendors and content players alike should not lose focus on other important drivers of consumer satisfaction, such as High Dynamic Range (HDR) and High Frame Rate (HFR).”
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Business Wire: 15:06 GMT Thursday 6th December 2018
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