Do we really need 8K TVs yet?

The first 8K TV is here. Now available to buy for a bargain €11,990 ($14,732, £10,520, AUS$19,216), Sharp’s Aquos LC-70X500E is the first 8K TV to go on sale in Europe and around the world.

An 80-inch version, the LC-80XU30, has been on sale in Japan for a few years (we even reviewed it), but this new model’s global availability marks nothing less than the beginning of the 8K era.