4K resolution is well on its way to become a buzzword for 2014. By having harnessed enough and more steam over the last year of this incredible new technology, the future of viewing experiences has already made its way into various living rooms. So what’s the big deal about 4K Resolutions TVs and how big a deal is it really over Full HD 1080p resolution? Let’s get straight to it.
4K vs. Full HD
The reigning top-end regular HD format AKA Full HD takes on a horizontal resolution of 1920 pixels with a vertical resolution of 1080 pixels for a widescreen viewing aspect ratio of 16:9. In simple terms, Full HD is a 2 million pixel viewing experience. This is the same technology that comes to play in many smart phones with a Full HD display. Now keep the brilliance of Full HD in mind, imagine double the goodness and 4K AKA Ultra HD is your result. With a 3840 x 2160 pixel dynamic, what you will see is an 8 million pixel viewing experience. That is four times the pixel resolution in the space a Full HD TV fills with just 2 million pixels. See for yourself!
So, do you need an upgrade?
The good news is that 1080p Full HD is here to stay given how broadcast resolutions won’t change anytime soon. This means that there is a lack of available content for 4K TVs to show their true brilliance on a mass level.
But if you are planning to upgrade from HD to Full HD or are looking for a bigger screen, 4K is definitely an option to consider. It is after all the best you can get!