Panasonic shows off a freakin' huge 145-inch 8K resolution TV

We saw the world's first 8K display at CES back in January, but despite its ultra high resolution awesomeness, it was just a little small at 85 inches diagonal. Now Panasonic has fixed that, by showing an 8K display which is a massive 145-inches across.

That's almost three times the picture area of the Sharp from CES, or just under six feet high by about eight feet wide. Perfect for your next movie night. Being a Panasonic, the huge Super Hi-Vision TV uses plasma technology, and they even say they have found a way to cure plasma's tendency to flicker with ultra high-rez video.

Just in case you're not up to speed, 8K means that it has a picture with 7680 x 4320 pixels, or 16 times the resolution of 1080p 'full HD.' That would be great if you could get material which supports that kind of resolution, but unfortunately that's easier said than done. The good news here is that the TV was developed in conjunction with Japanese broadcaster NHK, which just happens to have an 8K camera system.

If you're to be in Tokyo soon, you can check the TV out in all of its ultra high resolution glory at an upcoming NHK Science and Technology Center open house, held during the last week of May.

No word on when you might actually be able to get one of these to squeeze into your man cave.

The Verge, via Born Rich

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