In recent years, television technology continues to evolve, the most noteworthy of which is that in terms of resolution, 4K Ultra HD is undoubtedly one of the most important keywords for users
"Prospects for Digital Television and Video Development 2016-2021"
In the article, Juniper Research pointed out that by the end of 2021, about 189 million users worldwide will be using the 4K Ultra HD Set Top Box. This figure is only 2.3 million at the end of 2016, showing that the space for development is still very vast. In viewing mode, users will watch TV, smart phones and tablet computers and many other ways.
At the same time, Juniper Research also pointed out some problems facing the 4K television set-top box at this stage. One of the hysteresis of 4K resources is the lack of content, is still a need to calmly face the problem. Although online video platforms such as YouTube and Netflix already offer 4K video programs, these resources are still a drop in the bucket and are not enough for users' viewing needs. Therefore, content providers should also increase the production of 4K content to fill this blank area.
It is noteworthy that, in the research report also conducted on the 8K HDTV predicted. Although the market is already 8K ultra-high-definition television for sale, the price is about 133,000 US dollars. However, like 4K resources, 8K video resources less. With the opening of Japan's Olympic Games in 2020, 8K transmission programs will drive the development of 8K ultra high definition television. According to the forecast, in 2020-2021, annual sales of 8K ultra-high definition television will reach around 400,000 units worldwide.