What is 4k and should I invest in it?

Ever heard the term 4k? Wondered what it is? Well, that is what we are here for!

4k is the new buzzword in TVs. Like Full HD resolution  (1920*1080) before it, 4k is the next resolution jump. 4k resolution can either be 3840*2160 or 4096*2160 . It is a huge resolution jump and greatly increases clarity. It is the next best thing to watching a thing in real time.LG's 4K 84-inch UHDTV, with larger girl

 

At CES (Consumers Electronic Expo)  2013 a few 4K TVs were there. But at CES 2014, 4K TVs were all the rage. Every manufacturer wanted to have a piece of the fun.

Now you may be thinking, ‘I got to buy a 4K TV’ , but you are wrong. Even though all major manufacturers are making 4K TVs, 4K still can fail like 3D did even though 3D was the buzzword of CES 2010. Though prices have fallen greatly and some 4K TVs coming at the price of Full HD TVs, it is still not the right time to  invest in 4K. Reasons are:

1.4K is popular, not mainstream. There is no actual content for you to watch in 4K as there is no current standard for 4K. For eg, Bluray Discs are a standard for Full HD. However no such system exists for 4K.

2. As there is no content, you have to watch your regular old full HD content and so there will be no improvements in the image.

Even though 4K TVs have the ability to upscale Full HD content to 4K, it wouldn’t look as good as true 4K content or worse there may be artifacts in the upscaled image.

If you still want to buy a 4K TV , then buy one of size 50 inches and above. If you buy one of lesser size, you wouldn’t be able to notice the differences between 4K and full HD unless you are sitting sufficiently close to the TV.

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