Everybody is talking about the latest advancement in TV technology, the 4K TV, also known as the Ultra HD TV. Sooner or later, you are bound to own one of these, so this is a sneak peak of the facts behind the entire buzz.

High Resolution

UHD’s minimum resolution is 3,820 x 2,160, which is around four times the 1080p resolution. The higher resolution is not the only great thing about the improved picture that 4K TV brings to the table. There is talk of the Rec 2020 which will be an improvement in the current 4K TV standards. It will bring improvements to the image color and frame rate to bring an entirely better picture to TV. This new standard will be introduced to TVs sometime in the future so that is something to look forward to.

What is the difference?

The extra resolution will probably not have so much impact if you are getting the average 50” TV and sitting around 10 feet from the screen. But sitting closer to the screen or getting a larger TV or projector, around 80” gives you the high quality view that you most probably desire from a 4K TV.

Ultra HD Vs 4K

The two terms are used interchangeably for the new high resolution TVs. Officially, 4K is the cinema equivalent for the high resolution picture, around 4096 x 2160.

Most people will probably use 4K instead of the more appropriate Ultra HD because it is easier to say and type. But as long as the message is clear, I don’t think it matters which name is used for the TVs.

HDMI 2.0

This is the new HDMI standard coming, moving from the HDMI 1.4. The current HDMI cable will work with your 4K TV but the HDMI 2.0 allows higher frame rates (60 frames per second) from the 4K signal, a double of what HDMI 1.4 can support.


The development of the Ultra HD televisions has led to the abandonment of plasma TV. TV production companies are finding it increasingly difficult to make Ultra HD plasma TVs.

Although there is still not enough content for Ultra HD, the displays are clearly the future of TV seeing that prices are already coming down, making it more affordable day by day.

In a few years, Ultra HD TVs will be more affordable, better, and there will be a lot of content for the displays. Even if you do not get one now, they will probably be a much better investment in the near future.

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