HDMI 2.0 and HDCP 2.2 Cords Are A Must Have
Today, you can purchase a 4K UHD TV for very modest prices. This was not the case back in 2014. At that time a 65 inch 4K TV SONY was about $2,890. Today, this same TV is only $1,400!
This shows how much prices have dropped. This is what happens with technology. As for a 4K TV,…there is NOT much need to wait any longer. Prices are ripe and 4K content is flowing.
With that said, it use to be that 4k content was most obtainable via streaming services like Netflix or Amazon Instant Video. THIS IS STILL THE CASE.
Don’t get us wrong…some of the best selection of 4K movies and TV shows are being streamed via Netflix and Amazon Video.
However, in 2016 we also had 4K UHD Blu-Ray dics come out. YEP, there is a difference between Blu-ray DVD dics and 4K UHD Blu-ray. A pretty big difference, too! If you own a 4K TV and a 4K Blu-ray Player, then you get to enjoy a stunning picture.
Usually this picture image on 4K Blu-ray is even better than a native 4K movie via a streaming source. This brings us to the subject at hand. With a streaming movie all you need is a good interest speed connection.
But, with a Blu-ray player you need the right cords to send the data through.
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The latest is HDMI 2.0. All 4K UHD Tvs now come with several HDMI slots on the back of the TV. To go along with this, you will need to purchase the right cables to connect your Blu-ray Player with the TV itself.
They need to be (2.0) version. These cords are designed specifically to carry a massive, I mean massive amount of 4K data through them. This is how your TV received the data signal coming from the Blu-ray disc so it can be seen on your TV display.
This is very important. You will not be able to see a picture without an HDMI 2.0 cord connection.
So, with both 4K Streaming services AND 4K Blu-ray discs now available,….we can say that there is plenty of overall 4K content ready to be watched. More and more are added daily. as well.
Moving into the future, more movies will be mastered using 4K camera systems which will give us the most out of our 4K UHD Television sets and Blu-ray players. This is exciting news.
For now, we’d advise you to seek out an Ultra HD TV with HDMI 2.0 compatibility and one supporting HDCP 2.2 to ensure at least some degree of future proofing as the standards evolve.
This will make it safe for you to watch whatever 4K content is available right now (including Blu-ray 4K Ultra High Definition discs).
The ultimate aim of the standards Alliance is to use Ultra HD as a vehicle to introduce other picture enhancements, besides increased resolution… such as wider colour palettes (gamuts), higher frame rates, HDR, and greater bit depth.
But whether there is an interest from the manufacturers to improve the existing technologies to cope with those demands, in the near future, is also open to question. All we know is that 4K UHD will NOT let you down.
The picture image quality is 4 times better than 1080HD! All of the major manufacturers like Samsung, Panasonic, Sony and LG now produce 4K Ultra HD TVs…along with 4K Blu-ray Players to go along with them.
Hopefully we have now helped you to de-mystify some of the jargon surrounding the technologies and we will keep this article updated to reflect any changes – particularly in terms of 4K Ultra HD – that occur.
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