Hey, today I’m going to be talking about 4K, the new technology that’s revolutionizing home television viewing, much the same way high definition did years ago.
What is 4K TV?
First of all, what is 4K? 4K is a resolution. It’s how many pixels are on that display. What you’re going to get with 4K is a lot of detail, a nice, sharp picture. So simply put, more pixels means a better picture, and 4K has a lot more pixels. That’s why it’s called Ultra HD.
Picture sharpness is the biggest difference you’ll notice when comparing 4K TVs with regular HDTVs. Everything looks clearer and more lifelike. Even close up or on a bigger screen, you can’t fake more pixels. Where 4K really pays off is with bigger TVs, the 55-inch and larger category.
The bigger your panel is, the more important it is to have all those additional dots that are those pixels so that it looks as great as it possibly can. TV experts have long recommended buying the biggest HDTV you can afford, so all that definition doesn’t go to waste.
Well, 4K has taken this idea to the next level. The screens are bigger, but the pixels are smaller. And we’re talking really big screens. When considering a 4K TV for your home, remember too that it has a great picture from multiple viewing angles. So there’s a catch with 4K.
A lot of TV shows and movies aren’t yet available in Ultra HD resolution. Most media will get there eventually, just like with the transition from standard definition to high definition. But there is a solution in the meantime.
Be sure to do your research before buying, as 4K TVs have to be compatible with these streaming services, and you’ll need a high-speed router.
If you’re in the market for a new TV, 4K technology is definitely a feature worth checking out. At the very least, I’d recommend going down in person to see it at a local retailer. It’s pretty stunning. Thanks for reading.