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Now you can own an 8K TV even though there are no 8K TV shows

Now you can own an 8K TV even though there are no 8K TV shows
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We know with the NFL season in full swing, you're starting to think it would be really cool to upgrade from high-definition TV to the 4K TV sets we've been telling you about, or that you've seen in your electronics store.

The problem with 4K TV, which has about four times the pixels as HDTV (4096 x 2160 vs. 1920 x 1080), is that Hollywood hasn't caught up with TV technology. In other words, there isn't much content to watch on 4K yet, even if you have a 4K TV set.

So, imagine how long you'll have to wait to watch football, or anything else, on Sharp's brand-new LV-85001. That is its insanely clear 8K TV set (7680 x 4320). It's the world's first mass-produced 8K TV set.

But, before you start daydreaming about weekends filled with nothing but 8K NFL games, there are a couple of catches here. First, since there isn't any 8K content to watch, Sharp is gearing its 8K TV sets for now to companies that need super-high-resolution monitors.

Second, even if you're the world's earliest adopter of new technology, its price is a tough pill to swallow. Sharp's 8K TV sets are going for a jaw-dropping $133,000. So, instead of putting it on your Christmas wish list this year, maybe start thinking about Christmas 2020.

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