4K TV: It’s Here to Stay
21 Oct, 2014
4K TV: What is it, and is it here to stay?
In this post, our resident 4K TV expert and guest contributor, Bob Demaree, explains what you need to know about this state-of-the-art technology.
By Bob Demaree, Product Expert and Guest Contributor
HDTV seemed pretty awesome when it came along, and it has been awesome. HDTV put entertainment in the home with a picture better and bigger than ever before.
Now 4K Ultra HD TV makes the picture even greater. Ultra HD has a resolution of 3840×2160 – that’s 8,294,400 pixels and four times what 1080p HDTV sets have been able to deliver. You could fit every pixel from your 1080p set onto one quarter of a 4K screen.
When you watch 4K TV, it’s more like you’re looking out a window than you’re watching TV. You have a front row seat at the ballgame, a close-up view to all the happenings on “Survivor” and a guided view to every scene on your favorite TV show.
Maybe you can’t be there, but you can feel like you’re there. That’s what 4K Ultra HD TV does for you.
Bigger is always outstanding with 4K Ultra HD TVs, which are especially effective on screens 65 inches or larger. Still, no matter the screen size, 4K Ultra HD TV improves picture quality.
It’s tremendous to think about.
The first mass-produced TVs in the 1940s were small and the picture was fuzzy, and only in black and white. Now, the Ultra High Definition TVs are big with a picture that’s clear, detailed and incredibly life-like with vibrant colors.
4K Ultra HD changes the way you watch TV. The pixels on a 4K Ultra HD TV are four times smaller than an HDTV, so it becomes harder to see them. So you the closer you sit to the TV, the more you are immersed in the action. The ideal distance for a 55” or 65” 4K Ultra HD TV is between five and six feet, which is closer than the recommended distance from a 35” HDTV. Forget about what your mom used to say about sitting too close to the screen. Ultra HD TV makes it OK.
More 4K Ultra HD content is being produced, and that combined with a 4K Ultra HD TV leads to a viewing experience that includes razor sharpness of the text and graphics. And the image quality of 4K Ultra HD TV is simply stunning, revealing a depth of detail that’s unprecedented.
Everything looks better with 4K Ultra HD TV. There’s no turning back. 4K TV is here to stay.