Technology constantly evolves, we all know this, it’s just a fact of life in 2019. However, this isn’t a bad thing, because we’ve seen these evolutions change our day-to-day lives for the better.
Not long ago, we were getting along with small 24-inch television screens and watching movies on a VHS tape. Then along came DVDs and Blu-Rays and 38, 48, 50 and more recently 65-inch television sets.
Everything changes, and the television is set to change again, as we move from 4k resolutions to 8k resolutions. Due to this, we’ve seen a wave of new 8k televisions hitting the market from the likes of Apple, Samsung and LG.
But, while you’ll no doubt have all the accessories to connect these TVs to your consoles and players, such as HDMI cables, will they be compatible? If not, you can always buy them from various online suppliers. But let’s take a look and see if you really need new cables.
The 4k Debate
As we sit and contemplate this, we have to remember that we did this once before. This was when we made the leap from 1080P resolution screens to the much more advanced 4k screens.
When the transition happened, many of us wondered if we’d need to buy new cables to accompany our new TV set – as they don’t necessarily come with them.
But, as a 4K television screen is only four-times the resolution of 1080P, it turned out that no, we didn’t need new HDMI cables.
While this was great news, is it the same situation for the new and improved 8K television?
As we move into a world that’s seen the birth of the 8K television, there’s no doubt we’ll be going out en masse to purchase one. After all, who doesn’t want to see everything in the highest quality?
Well, with the launch of the new 8K televisions, we’ve also seen the launch of the 2.1 HDMI cables. These have been created to support content at 60fps, which will provide faster and fresher rates.
But, even though they’ve been designed to get the most out of your new television, you’re probably wondering if you do, in fact, need one.
However, unlike the 4K resolution televisions, it appears that you will need a new HDMI cable when you upgrade to an 8K TV.
This is because the resolution of an 8K television is actually 16 times higher than that of a 1080P one. Whereas the 4K was only four times higher.
So, if you want to get the most out of your new television, and see all the latest films, TV shows and games look the best they can be, it’s time to grab a new HDMI with your new 8K TV.