What Is UPCONVERTING?
For starters, UPCONVERTING means the same exact thing as UPSCALING. There is no difference.
People just call this feature by these different names depending on what they prefer or which was the first they ever heard. The word ‘upconverting’ is not even technically a word in the dictionary (my spell check told me this).
Since we know that UPCONVERTING is also know as UPSCALING we can now explain what this is in simple terms.
To begin….just think of any movie or TV show being digitally enhanced. This basically means that the producers will take any 720 HD or 1080 HD (these are the minimum requirements for a film to be upscaled. They cannot upscale a Standard Definition (SD) mastered film) film and on a special computer system they will squeeze the data into more pixels so that the film will have higher resolution overall.
They will take a 1080 HD mastered film and enhance it to be more clear, more crisp and look more real overall. They do this by utilizing the additional pixels found in a 4K resolution display.
The final quality of resolution will not be full 4K level, but somewhere in between. The picture image will for sure be better than 1080HD, but not as good as a film that was originally mastered in 4K using 4K camera systems.
There is much confusion today when it comes to 4K content. Because of upscaling, some people think they are watching the best of the best in a 4K movie. This is because the producers labeled it “4K UHD”, when in fact it was only a 1080 HD made film upscaled by digitally enhancing it.
Sometimes this causes consumers to become disappointed in their new 4K TV. This is exactly why we are educating people via this website 4KADVICE.com. We want people to have the best experience with their new 4K TV.
When we obtained our first Sony 4K UHD TV we could not find any good information online about 4K or any of this. Therefore we saw the need to create a place filled with quality and accurate information about ‘All Things 4K’.
Then, www.4kadvice.com was born into existence.
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Not only this, but you actually own one of these awesome new 4K TVs and you can show it off to friends. You can blow their mind by putting in a real, native 4K Ultra HD mastered movie and let your TV do its job in the fullest.
The Beauty Of Upconverting
One of the greatest features of any 4K Ultra HD TV is that it upconverts or upscales every single movie or TV show that is played on it as long as it is 720 or 1080 HD resolution. They cannot upscale a standard definition or analog picture image.
This means that upgrading to a 4K television is well worth the money! Despite prices being slashed in half since 2014 on 4K televisions, consumers are still hesitant to make this upgrade because of negative ‘rumors’.
These rumors going around are that there is NOT enough 4K content to justify purchasing a 4K TV right now. THIS COULD NOT BE FURTHER FROM THE TRUTH.
Perhaps, 2-3 years ago the number of real native 4K movies and shows lacked existence. However, this is NOT the case today or even last year. We are living proof that this rumor is false.
We bought our first SONY 4K Ultra HD TV back in 2014 on Amazon and we even found plenty of 4K content to watch at that time. Ever since, there has been more and more movies and shows released that are in 4K.
There is enough 4K content to keep you watching your 4K TV all year long. Plus, producers are now making movies using 4K cameras. If you don’t have a 4K TV, then you will miss out on this amazing & stunning picture image quality that 4K provides us.
Check out our Post called REAL or FAKE 4K to learn more about upconverting a 1080 HD picture image.
*(the information and images provided in this post are credited to the website www.RealorFake4K.com)
Also, look at BUY NOW – 4K CONTENT to learn more about how much 4K content exists today.
Many films today are called “4K”, however they were only upscaled from a 2K or 1080HD version. They are not REAL or NATIVE 4K because they were not created using 4K cameras. They were made with 2K cameras which is still the ‘norm’ in the commercial film making industry.
Eventually, the norm will be to create films using 4K cameras which would make these movies and shows real, or native 4K content. This will take several years and happen slowly over time as it is right now, because switching over entire camera systems for production is very costly.
4K cameras are much more expensive at the commercial level than the consumer level. As for consumers, you can easily buy a 4K TV now for a modest, affordable price. Many households now are upgrading to a 4K UHD television when they need to replace their old 1080HDTV.
Below, are some recommendations for quality and affordable 4K UHD televisions from Amazon. We highly recommend Amazon because they have the best selection at the lowest prices.
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