Samsung tests Europe’s first direct satellite broadcasting on 8K TV

2019.05.16 15:33:26

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Samsung Electronics announced on Wednesday an 8K television signal was broadcast directly to its QLED 8K TV via a satellite system in Europe, the first demonstration on the industry’s highest ultra high definition television (UHDTV) resolution.

The demo conducted in Luxembourg in cooperation with SES Astra, a leading satellite operator in Europe, aimed to showcase the transmission of broadcast-quality 8K content via the Astra satellite network to a built-in satellite receiver of the flat TV set, which does not require additional equipment in place to enjoy 8K content on satellite.

The 82-inch Samsung 8K QLED production model TV receives this signal directly which supports the DVB-S2 transmission standard widely used for HD and 4K UHD-grade satellite broadcasting in Europe and Korea.

Samsung Electronics said costs can be saved significantly in the establishment of the 8K broadcasting infrastructure under the current transmission standard. The Samsung flagship TV is capable of displaying High Dynamic Range (HDR) content with the 8K content at 50 frames per second encoded using SES Astra’s High Efficiency Video Codec.

The 33 million pixel QLED 8K is a next-generation TV features a 4000 Nits peak luminance, an 8K-compatible HEVC 50/60 fps video decoder and the latest HDMI interface.

By Hwang Soon-min and Minu Kim

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