4K Upgrades Your Viewing Experience
If you’ve walked through any store that sells TVs recently, you’ve surely heard of 4K. But what exactly does it mean, and is it time for you to upgrade?
To put it simply, 4K means a whole lot more pixels, which results in a much higher resolution and crisp, clear viewing experience.
For years, the standard for high-definition television has been 1080p. But a full HD 1080p image is only a 1920×1080 resolution. In the space that a 1080p HDTV holds a pixel, a 4K HDTV of the same size can hold four. 4K screens have about 8 million pixels, which is around four times what your current 1080p set can display.
The extra resolution of 4K images adds more detail, more depth and more color resolution to the picture, resulting in images that look incredibly life-like – more like looking through a window than watching TV.
4K is especially effective on very large screens – so ideally you’ll go for a 65-inch set or even bigger. That said, we’d argue that 4K resolution clearly improves picture quality at pretty much any screen size.
4K HDTVs have been hitting the market for a few years now, and have finally become both affordable and functional. 4K no longer has the pricing premium of early adoption, and you can get a good-performing 4K HDTV for about the same price as a mid-to-high-end 1080p HDTV last year.
The Ultimate Experience
If you want to create the ultimate viewing experience, combine home audio and lighting control to transform your living room to a cinema. You’ll never need to pay for a movie ticket again.