4K resolution TV or 4K Ultra is the ‘four times HD’ TV, and it has finally arrived for consumers in 2013, and with the CES 2014 there is a prevalent expectation that one will get to see and know more about this 4K TV this year.
In the humblest terms, 4K means 3840×2160 resolution, it is a video format that is four-times the current HD standard of 1920x1080p (2.1 megapixels). The name comes from the number 4,000, the 4K resolution is approximately 4,000 pixels horizontally. This does not mean that you get to watch bigger images in your regular 55 inch TV, but rather more pixels will be embraced into the same size display as a 1080p screen would occupy. This means that the consumer gets a much-higher pixel density, and a crystal clear picture quality as this technology can deliver excellent looking image for larger screen sizes.
On August 2013, Sky carried out its first ever live 4K trial broadcast using the English Premier League match between West Ham and Stoke City.
According to the new Reuters report the Japanese government is set to launch the world’s first 4K TV broadcast in July 2014, roughly two years ahead of schedule, to help stir demand for ultra-high definition televisions. Japan is aiming to put it back at the forefront of technical innovation by becoming the first country in the world to broadcast native 4K TV content.
So the question that arises in the consumer’s mind is that, is it worth buying a 4K Television right now? Experts say that it is wiser to wait until 4K will become more of a standard and defined before acquiring a 4K television. And right now the 4K televisions are enormously expensive. So it’s best to wait for prices to go down, which is inevitable once 4K content is more easily available.
By G+ Author: Dennis Tablott.