Sharp, the first 8K monitor with 1,000 nits of brightness is coming

Sharp, the first 8K monitor with 1,000 nits of brightness is coming


This week Sharp unveiled the 8M-B32C1, the first professional 8K monitor with a peak brightness of 1,000 nits. The Sharp 8M-B32C1 is equipped with a high-end 31.5 "LCD panel (presumably IPS / IGZO) with a resolution of 7680 × 4360 pixels, a typical brightness of 800 nits (capable of reaching 1000 nits peak in HDR mode), a contrast ratio of 1300: 1, a maximum refresh rate of 60Hz, a GtG response time of 9ms and horizontal / vertical viewing angles of 176 ° / 176 °. The unit features direct LED backlighting.

Although there are several 8K LCD monitors on the market already, only Sharp's 8M-B32C1 supports 1,000 nit peak luminance and various HDR standards, including HLG and PQ (although HDR10 and Dolby Vision are not mentioned in the specifications). Additionally, Sharp has chosen not to obtain VESA's DisplayHDR certification. Being a professional monitor, the Sharp 8M-B21C1 uses a panel capable of displaying 1.07 billion colors and reproducing virtually all color ranges in use today and in the future, including Adobe RGB, BT.2100 (HLG), BT. 2100 (PQ), BT.2020, DCI-P3 and sRGB / BT.709. The display can reproduce 85% of the BT.2020 color range. In general, the device lends itself perfectly to photo and video editing. The LCD should be calibrated at the factory, but, of course, it can be further adjusted manually.

To meet the requirements of photo and video editors, Sharp 8M-B21C1 supports numerous professional features, such as luminance clipping, out-of-color-warning, peaking and false color. As for the inputs, the Sharp 8M-B32C1 has an HDMI port that supports 8Kp60 signals over an HDMI 2.1 cable from an appropriate source, four HDMI inputs which, combined, allow to obtain an 8Kp60 image, a DisplayPort 1.2 and an HDMI 1.4. The monitor also has an audio output via 3.5mm jack and a USB Type A port for firmware updates.

Sharp plans to start marketing its 8M-B21C1 later this month. The company has not announced the price, but with a monthly production of around 150 units it is quite obvious that the product will be quite expensive.

On Amazon you can find the Sharp Aquos 50BN6EA smart TV, equipped with a 50 ″ panel at 4K resolution, at a discounted price.

Dr. Fauci Shared His Top Tips for Staying Sharp and Healthy at 80 Years Old

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  • Anthony Fauci, M.D., the nation’s leading infectious disease doctor, shared his top wellness tips with The New York Times.

  • At 80, he urges the importance of exercise, sleep, and relieving stress.

  • “I do go out for a good three-to-four-mile power walk. Every night, I try as best as I can to get those walks every night,” he said.

  • It’s not often a doctor becomes a household name in the U.S., but as the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Anthony S. Fauci, M.D. has done just that. He’s served seven presidents throughout his career as an epidemiologist and has helped manage everything from the HIV/AID crisis to the Ebola outbreak.

    But nothing has been quite like the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ve all turned to Dr. Fauci for new guidance, coronavirus updates, and signs of hope throughout the last year, so it’s hard to remember that he, too, needs to keep up with a healthy lifestyle to perform his best when he comes into work. (The man hasn’t had a day off in 14 months, he said in April.)

    So, how does he manage to keep up with his fast-paced, high-stress job at 80 years old? Dr. Fauci recently chatted via Zoom with the The New York Times, and shared some wellness tips he’s learned during his decades-long career.

    1. Consistency is key.

    The early stages of the COVID-19 pandemic threw Dr. Fauci out of his usual routine. “In the first surges that we had in the late winter-early spring of 2020, I got so involved in the urgency of the situation that I was not sleeping more than four hours a night. I wasn’t eating. I wasn’t drinking water,” he revealed to The New York Times.

    One thing that got him back on track was support from his wife, who urged him to focus on his own health and stay consistent. “It really took my wife to shake me and say, ‘hey, you know this is gonna be a marathon. You really have to pace yourself, because if you think you’re in a sprint you’re going to burn out fast,” he said.

    So, he started finding little ways to stay on track, like sneaking in some extra sleep by taking a power nap in his office between appointments. “Now, I get anywhere between five and six [hours], which is not bad,” he previously told Men’s Health.

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    2. Pick a goal and stick to it.

    Dr. Fauci knows he has a very disciplined personality. But if you’re not sure how to get started with an overall wellness routine, he says having a goal in mind—and really sticking to it—is vital to success. “You’ve got to focus on what your mission is, what your goal is, what your mandate is,” he told the Times. “If you let those other things distract you, you’re not going to be as efficient.”

    3. Movement is medicine.

    Dr. Fauci has always been a runner and emphasizes the power of movement—whatever that looks like for your fitness level. “Exercise is really important,” he said. “I think that the fact that I’ve been a marathon and 10k runner over the last multiple decades has been very important in my staying fit, looking fit, and feeling fit.”

    In fact, when he was working 15-hour days during the AIDS epidemic in the ‘80s and ‘90s, Dr. Fauci would make time to run 7 miles at lunchtime (five or six days a week!) to stay in shape, get some time outdoors, and decompress.

    At 80 years old, he now aims for a power walk every night. Not only does it help him keep up with exercise, but it’s a great stress reliever. “I’ve been pretty attentive. I’ve been a runner all my life. I’ve run multiple marathons. I’ve run a lot of 10Ks. I don’t do that now, because I’m 80 years-old, but I do go out for a good three-to-four-mile power walk every night. I try as best as I can to get those walks every night,” he said.

    4. Enjoy life, but don’t do things to excess.

    Life is meant to be enjoyed, and Dr. Fauci knows it’s not realistic to give up all the things we love in the name of health. “Take care of yourself, get some reasonable sleep, don’t get overcome with stress, [eat] a good diet; no excesses, don’t smoke, don’t drink too much. Enjoy life, but don’t do things to excess,” he said.

    That, he adds, is the real secret for a strong immune system, he told Men’s Health. “If you don’t smoke, you only drink in moderation, you get a good night’s sleep, have a healthy diet, you exercise, and you do something to reduce stress, that’s going to keep your immune system healthy.”

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