Lara Croft kneels puffing and drenched on the wet forest floor, a mysterious island, because you just killed a villain. In the twilight of her lips and eyes glow eyelids light, between the trees and plants there is darkness, rather, in the black corners of the next danger could be lurking. This is not the only scene from Tomb Raider that plays with a high contrast range. If in the Video the sun rises or the water glistens, as a spectator, aware of the bright and dark areas in the Film.

Marco Dettweiler

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For years, the theme of contrast has not only the Creative in the Studios, but also the development departments of the TV manufacturers. Screens, which provide for beam scenarios for higher and higher levels of light and dark areas of the image a finely differentiated are able to map to the deepest Black, are among the most important objectives of the relevant technology Evolution. HDR is the current marketing shortcuts for such features. For this TV applies for example, When Lara’s lip shines brightly, there in the Background at the same time, deepest Black. Not only in the case of Tomb Raider, but also in action films like Pacific Rim or Thor Ragnarok, you get the feeling that the filmmakers want to prove in some scenes, such as excessive in this game. It seems sometimes artificially arranged.

in the Midst of this Hype about the importance of the Contrast range, Samsung now brings an issue into play, that seemed to be actually done: the resolution, i.e. the number of colored dots, which make up the total image. The Koreans advertise for their newest model Q900, with a resolution of 8K, so with an image raster of 7680×4320 points, makes about 33 million pixels. For comparison: ARD and ZDF to your HDTV still send with 0.9 million dots.

At first glance, three reasons speak against it, to establish the previously exclusive domain of the professional technique 8K now in the living room. First, the resolution Ultra HD (3840×2160 pixels) to be replaced especially in the case of all major device formats the Full HD (1920×1080) as the default resolution for your TV. Because you can back the new TVs due to the high resolution, but is already quite close to the chair in front of the screen, without recognizing an image raster, it is questionable what can bring 8K to visible progress. Secondly, the only products there are to buy, many friends of the good image is likely to be too expensive. The Q900 from Samsung with a screen of 65 inches costs 5,000 Euro must be invested in 75 inch 7000 and 85 inch 15000Euro. And thirdly, there is the same question that was asked in the introduction of 4K, the manufacturers is: Where is the footage?

Samsung takes at least two good reasons, with which the buyers are to be enticed. The QLED 8K can not only dissipate, but he also delivers a brightness of a record-breaking 4000Nits (this is the unit for the image brightness; the smallest with 65 inch still creates impressive 3000Nits). Therefore, the scenes in Tomb Raider a bit more pointedly than on the 4K flagships of last season. Also the capabilities for color reproduction to impress: The new 8K screens to meet practically the maximum specifications of the color space to BT.2020, the state as a Video production is the measure of all things.

you can put the new equipment, and the resolution benefits will be visible in the scene, Samsung has given you the new Upscaling feature. In order for the Koreans to Dodge the question of whether, in the near future, the market for 8K-open content. The Q900 attributed to ordinary Full-HD movies and more detailed 4K content so high that it fills its 33 million pixels with possible sharp pictures. Upscaling there is already, since the first HD-capable screens, Videos in Standard resolution had to be high to count. Samsung uses Artificial intelligence (AI Upscaling), so the Quantum may not generate processor in the Q900 information, the plug actually in the Signal.