Or, Should I Be Calling It 4K? And….Do I Want It?
Here’s Your Answer:
Have you heard? Netflix’s award-winning drama House of Cards is back next month! Not only that, but it’ll be one of the first shows ever to be available in Ultra HD. Great, right? Wait, what is Ultra HD?
Well, we might as well have this conversation sooner rather than later because you’re going to be hearing a lot about Ultra HD this year in 2017. Fact is, you might have already heard about Ultra HD and not even known it. Ultra HD or as it’s more commonly known, 4K, is the new 3D, in that 3D was the new Full HD, and so on.
4K Ultra HD is what the industry has settled on as far as a label. We will refer to 4K TVs as 4K Ultra HD, or 4K UHD.
What you really need to know about Ultra HD or 4K is that UHD TVs display quadruple the image quality and double the resolution of current Full HD (1080p) TVs. Its simply amazing to watch and if you have never seen one….you are missing out!
What’s more, these 4K TVs are large. Most are in the 50- to 120-inch range. However, you can purchase a 40 inch 4K UHD TV. The 4K TV works best the large the display is. Because why would you want a tiny a 3840 x 2160 resolution TV? While the cost of one of these new 4K TVs won’t be in the $20,000 and up range, though some will be, don’t expect them to be a couple thousand dollars either. They did range in the several thousands back in 2012 – 2014. However, beginning in 2015 prices began to drop drastically and consumers now paying what they expect to pay. This meaning that 4K is NOT new technology any longer. It might be new to you! But, 4K has been on sale for 6-7 years now.
Besides price, there is more and more 4K content being released every month. Producers are begining to film movies and shows using 4K camera systems which is what gives us 4K content. 2K cameras are what has been used to film 720 and 1080HD movies for the past decade. These cameras are what first gave us High Definition.
Ultra HD 4K TVs aren’t gimmicky the way 3D TVs were considering TV shows and movies are shot in 4K anyway . We do not suggest that people wait to buy a 4K TV any longer. Back in 2014, we would have suggested you wait another year or two until prices came down and there was much more 4K movies and TV shows available to watch.
We Are There Now
Prices have dropped and leveled out to where they will remain. With the exception of special sales or year-end sales…4K TV prices are very reasonable now. They are not much more expensive than a 1080 HD television. Go buy one and you will not regret it!
To recap, a 4K Ultra HD TV is not much difference than what you probably have sitting in your family room. As far as ‘look’ that is. These TVs are flat panels and very light. The main difference is in the pixilation. 4K TVs have millions more pixels in their display than does a 1080 HD. This makes a HUGE difference in the picture image. When watching a 4K TV, you will notice the difference. The image is crystal clear and colors are vibrant. It looks as if you are looking through a window at the live scene of a set…but really you are looking at the 4K display.
The picture is so true-to-life that what you watch on a 4K UHD TV is basically what you would see in person. That’s how good it is.
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If you are still confused or not sure you believe that 4K could be this good….then please click on our other Posts below and continue to learn. Most of all, go to your local electronics store and request a demo. Make sure you tell them that you wish to watch real, native 4K content on a 4K television. Go and see for yourself!
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