The 4K televisions are the new big deal in 2015, with TV manufacturers really pushing them.
You may have already seen a number of new TVs, camcorders, and other products sporting a 4K logo, especially since movies shot in 4K have been playing at movie theaters for years.
But what exactly is a 4K television and why should you buy one?
The Case for the 4K TV
The argument for 4K is pretty clear: it’s a higher resolution than 1080p TVs.
A standard HD TV you’ll buy right now has a resolution of 1080p (or 1920×1080). In comparison, a 4K TV has a resolution of 3840×2160. The result? Better quality and an exceptional viewing experience all from the comfort of your home!
Why Is It Called 4K?
It’s named 4K because a 4K panel has about four times as many pixels as a 1080p TV. Plus, these incredible new 4K TVs are nearly 4000 pixels wide!
Those extra pixels matter. The jump from 1080p to 4K is as significant of a resolution increase as the one that we all experienced a few years ago when TVs went from SD (480 lines high) to HD (1080 lines high). In short, 4K televisions are noticeably sharper than 1080p TVs!
Going Beyond Resolution
When it comes to 4K TVs, it’s more than just about quadrupling resolution. These new televisions also support faster frame rates, insane contrast dynamics, and extended colors.
According to research by the EBU and the BBC, viewers are equally receptive to high native frame rates because images are perceived to be more naturalistic and detailed.
Plus, high frame rate (HFR) Ultra HD is appreciable from a variety of viewing distances and on different screen sizes. It’s going to be the HFR that will ultimately make 4K UHD the smart choice on screens smaller than 50 inches!
Available Content for 4K TVs
There’s very little 4K programming out there right now; however, there’s a quickly growing library of movies available to stream or download in 4K. By year’s end, there will be tons of stuff to watch everywhere – you can expect a large library of media on Netflix, for example, as these televisions grow in popularity.
Your best Ultra HD options right now come from Sony and Netflix, with Amazon to follow this fall.
When to Buy a 4K TV
The time to buy one is now!
If you’re in the market for a new TV, then you should go ahead and get a 4K television. Why? Most 4K models only cost 35% more than the equivalent HDTV models. This is a small price increase for a significantly better viewing experience and a television that will be ready for the very near future!
Plus, you will keep your new TV for years; therefore, the only way to stay up-to-date with current and upcoming technology is to go with the 4K.
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